Posted 02/09/2019 8:25:40 PM by Katherine Anderson

The kids are going back to school, are in class, vacations are over and our personal schedules are getting back to a regular rhythm. It’s time to get back on track with your fitness goals.

Sweatember Charity Challenge

This month we are kicking off fall fitness with our Sweatember Charity Challenge. Fitness classes at the Chilliwack and Tong Louie Y locations are raising funds to support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and help provide financial assistance to kids, seniors, families and adults who otherwise can’t afford access to our life-enhancing Y programs. 

Fitness instructors are accepting donations through the month of September as will the membership desks in Chilliwack and Surrey. You can also give online at gv.ymca/sweatember.

“We did this challenge on a smaller scale last year,” says Shannon Gill from the Tong Louie Family YMCA, “and we raised $2,500 from our members. It’s a fun way to get staff, volunteers and members excited about fitness classes and about helping others. Small donations add up and can make a big difference to children or families who need it.”
In October, the Charity Challenge will move to the Langara and Robert Lee YMCAs in Vancouver. But we’ll need a new name as Sweatember will be over! Do you have an idea for a new name for the challenge? Email your ideas or make a comment below. 

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
We believe everyone should have access to the Y community and programs, regardless of their ability to pay. As a charity for more than 130 years, we rely on generous donations to help us make proven YMCA programs affordable for everyone so they can have the opportunity to live healthier and happier lives. When you give, you ensure that a child, teen, family or adult can access a Y program that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

About Katherine Anderson

Katherine is a Marketing Manager at the YMCA and a bundle of contradictions. This extroverted introvert enjoys dark comedies, decaf coffee, late nights and quiet, early mornings (but not too early).

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