Community Impact

Helping the Community is Our Passion

We are proud to share with you the highlights of our outstanding accomplishments and community impact in the Central Florida area. We will continue to support the needs of our growing and diverse communities through quality programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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YMCA Mourns the Passing of Longtime Teen Advocate Tracey Sullivan

December 1st, 2015
It is with great sadness that the YMCA of Central Florida announces the passing of one of our strongest advocates for youth, Tracey Sullivan. As a 43-year volunteer leader with the YMCA Christian ...
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2015 Operation Christmas Child Gift-Filled Shoe Box Drive

October 21st, 2015
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!  NOV. 22 IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE A SMALL GIFT AND MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD For the 19th consecutive year, the YMCA of Central Florida has joined forces ...
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YMCA Honors the Memory of Jim Hinson

September 25th, 2015
The YMCA of Central Florida wishes to honor the memory of Jim Hinson, Former President, CEO and Chairman of Dr. Phillips Charities, who recently passed away. Hinson transformed Dr. Phillips ...
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Y Inspired: Recovering From Major Illness

July 15th, 2015
When Quinton English fell ill two years ago, he thought it was the flu. Saying goodnight to his wife, Betty, and daughters, Katie and Taylor, he hoped he’d feel better in the morning. But when he ...
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Dominique Wilkins Shares His Testimony of Living with Type 2 Diabetes

July 2nd, 2015
Dominique Wilkins, an NBA Hall of Fame member, former Atlanta Hawks star and Dr. P. Phillips Y member shared his inspiring journey of living with Type 2 Diabetes with members of the community on ...
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June 18th, 2015
More than 300 guests and community leaders attended the YMCA of Central Florida’s Annual Meeting, which recognized the leading partners, volunteers, donors and staff who helped advance the Y’s ...
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Sodexo and YMCA of Central Florida Partner to Create a New Evidenced-Based Approach to Employee Wellness

June 4th, 2015
Communities for Health, a Healthier Workforce Initiative for Working Families Begins as Pilot in Orlando and aims to combat preventable chronic illnesses ORLANDO – June 4, 2015 – Today, ...
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Healthy Kids Day April 25: Keeping Young Minds & Bodies Active

March 30th, 2015
With nearly 1-in-3 Florida kids overweight or obese – and a majority reading below grade level, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to get up, get active and start developing ...
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21st Annual YMCA Celebration of Prayer

February 27th, 2015
  Celebration of Prayer, held each year during Holy Week, is a unique opportunity to celebrate the YMCA’s Christian heritage and mission that has guided our organization for over 150 years. ...
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Heart Healthy Food Recipes

February 5th, 2015
You may have heard that eating certain foods can increase your risk for heart-related conditions. Did you also know that eating certain foods can decrease your risk for being affected by ...
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Heart Health Matters

February 4th, 2015
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the nation’s number one killer, responsible for one in four deaths each year in the United States.  In ...
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More than 1,000 Guest and Leaders Gather for YMCA’s 24th Annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast

January 19th, 2015
Commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, more than 1,000 elected officials, faith leaders and everyday citizens gathered for ...
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