April 18, 2017
BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
ORGANIZER: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
I'm running the 2017 PGH Marathon Relay!
...For charity obvi.
Help me help the YMCA of the Greater Pittsburgh Area help thousands of individuals in our area by donating here! Help the helping!
Fun facts about the YMCA & all that they do...
Programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh serve more than 90,000 individuals each year and include after-school care and childcare, outdoor camping, community outreach, sports, health and fitness, youth counseling and senior assistance. Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
They're trying to close the achievement gap!
- 40% of economically disadvantaged students in Allegheny County fall short of expectations for academic proficiency.
They're working to eliminate health disparities!
- For the first time in history, the next generation is facing a shorter lifespan than their parents. 64% of Pittsburgh residents are overweight or obese. Our family, friends and neighbors are battling diabetes, obesity and other preventable chronic diseases.
They're providing food security and aid to financially struggling families!
- 47% of our neighbors struggle to access healthy, fresh and nutritious food. Food insecurity impacts health and academic achievement. Affected children are more likely to be overweight or obese, hospitalized and perform poorly in school.
To check out how the YMCA is doing all this, plus more totally rad things they do for the community, check out their wesite below :)