Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Bruce Krier, a graduate of the program built for helping cancer patients, donated the $10,000 which will fund LiveStrong for two years. Krier was a LiveStrong participant at the Feith Family YMCA in Saukville.
After announcing his $10,000 donation to a Feith Family YMCA program that works with cancer patients and survivors, Bruce Krier broke into tears talking about the importance of LiveStrong and the impact the YMCA has had on his life since he started his own cancer treatment. Krier, of Mequon, admitted he hadn't really been a member of the Y until early in his treatments when he joined the LiveStrong program in Saukville. LiveStrong is "a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals," according to the Feith Family YMCA website. "The 12-week program that meets twice per week and offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Participants of the Holiday Trimmings program commit to maintaining or losing weight from Thanksgiving through early January, with the chance to win several prizes.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
While many struggle with weight gain over the holiday season, the YMCA offers a program to help individuals maintain or lose weight during a time when sweets, hearty meals and flowing drinks are just part of the Christmas cheer. "The accountability is key for me," participant Jean Bieszk said in an e-mail to Patch. "Knowing I need to weigh in with someone after I committed to not gaining weight over the holidays is good motivator for me." Wellness Program Manager Erica Richman said the Holiday Trimmings challenge is a Milwaukee Association-wide program that also raises money for the Y. "The average American gains 5 pounds over the holidays, according to the New England Journal of Medicine," Richman said in an e-mail to Patch. "The average …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Ozaukee County boy puts knowledge learned at YMCA day camp to use, preventing a forest fire in northern Michigan and earning the Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation’s "Little Hero" Award.
It's likely you've heard tales of young heroes across the nation. For example, there's the two young boys who saved a bus full of students from a faulty fire extinguisher or a 4-year-old boy who called 911 when his mother collapsed on the floor — a move that earned him an international hero award. Those are the kinds of stories that can cause a good-feeling "wow" moment, and Ozaukee County residents can be proud to add one new tale of a hero to its own list. Lincoln Dunstone, 7, of Cedarburg received the Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation's "Little Hero" Award after he used what he learned from the program at the Feith Family YMCA Day Camp to prevent a forest fire in northern Michigan, according to a press release from the YMCA. "While four…