News from the Y

Lighthouse Run - June 15

During its 40 year history, Lighthouse Run, presented by Eductators Credit Union, The Journal Times and the Racine Family YMCA, has evolved into one of the premier road run/walks in the state of Wisconsin.  That tradition continues in 2019 with the Image Management 10 Mile Run,  Twin Disc  4 Mile Run, YMCA 4 & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Landmark Credit Union Kids Power Race and Cree Mascot Challenge.

Offering both competitive and non-competitive events, Lighthouse Run serves as the official kick-off to summer fitness awareness.

Proceeds from your participation in the Lighthouse Run help support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

Your contribution helps us provide program support and financial assistance to youth and families who need it in our community. Only by working together can we give more kids the opportunity to grow strong in spirit, mind and body.

Spring Cleaning benefits YMCA!

Spring clean to support the Racine Family YMCA. From April to October, area businesses can call Alter Metal Recycling for a free scrap metal pickup. The value benefits the Y and Alter will make a cash match. Individuals can participate too-just bring your scrap metal to your local Alter Recycling Center and say it’s a donation for the Y. Thank you, Alter Metal Recycling!

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

We encourage everyone to take control of their health and learn if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  Click to Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment. 

The Program
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. (Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.) 

For upcoming classes, email lboehm@ymcaracine.org

A LOOK AT "US"

When our communities are strong, our country is strong.  But right now, the bonds that hold us together are fraying and we need a place to make them whole.  In Racine County, the Y is that place.  It fills the gaps, bridges our divides, and gives us common ground to stand on.  But they can't do it without your support.  Donate today for a better us tomorrow.