October 2020

FIT FALL FOR ALL

Join us for Fun Events and Awareness

Our YMCAs have always been known for our sense of community and belonging. That hasn't changed. Neither have our amenities like access to all YMCAs of Greater Pittsburgh, state-of-the-art equipment, skilled staff and resources to keep you motivated.

Join us for exciting, informational, motivational, and fun events that will help keep you connected, and provide much needed resources for you and your family. 

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Join your community for fun events and important resources at your Y. Many dates and events are open to the public - share with friends and family for a fun and safe day out.

See what's going on at your branch by downloading the individual October 2020 calendars:

Allegheny YMCA Baierl Family YMCA Sampson Family YMCA Spencer Family YMCA Thelma Lovette YMCA

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - OCTOBER 1st-30th

Did you know that 1 in 8 will develop Breast Cancer in their lifetime? It's true. In fact, Breast Cancer is the leading cause of death among women. 

2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer.

Join us all month long for various events, support materials, and connection to show your support. 

Pink Out Week - October 19th-25th In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage you to join our staff and wear pink during your workouts! Share your photo of support for 'Strong in Pink', or your own story of how Breast Cancer has impacted your life by tagging us @ymcapgh.

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY - OCTOBER 10TH

World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. Join the world wide virtual event here.

RESOURCES YOUTH STATISTICS UNDERSTANDING SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN

Stop the Stigma Walk - October 17th presented by NAMI

JOIN THE WALK

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH - OCTOBER 1st-30th

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.

CDC’s research and programs work to understand the problem of intimate partner violence and prevent it before it begins.

KNOW THE FACTS GET THE RESOURCES

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FIND YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS

In adults, physical activity does everything from improving lowering risk of chronic diseases to improving mental health (CDC). But we also know that most Americans aren’t getting the recommended amount of physical activity to earn these health benefits.

Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you’re just nervous. Maybe you just don’t have the network to help keep you accountable.

Let the Y be your guide this fall with - FIT FALL FOR ALL

Visit the Welcome Center to pick-up your ‘Fit Fall For All’ game card. Complete 8 of the 12 tasks by October 21st to be entered to win a variety of amazing prizes. Learn how to align your healthy giving goals and make the most out of your membership. For a healthier you.

Complete 8 of the 12 tasks by October 21st to be entered to win a prize basket to keep you healthy and active. Just visit the Welcome Center or Healthy Living staff to get your card stamped after each task is completed.

Learn how to align your healthy giving goals and make the most out of your membership. For a healthier you.

Download your card here or pick one up today at the Welcome Center.

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH - GOBLET SQUATS

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