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Move to Give: Community Raises $137,000 for YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

See Press Release Below!

On April 7, the event took place simultaneously in eight YMCAs within our region: Barrie, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia and Parry Sound. From running 5km to massive indoor cycling sessions, triathlons, swimming challenges, fire truck pulls and more— participants challenged themselves physically while at the same time, gave back to their community.

The result of this year’s Move to Give fundraising event is truly extraordinary. Once again our community, sponsors, volunteers and employees have shown incredible kindness and generosity, helping us exceed our fundraising goal.” said Brian Shelley, Vice President, Philanthropy, Brand and Community Development, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

We are more than just a gym. We are a community hub that provides essential services in the areas that we serve. From developing health initiatives that target heart disease, childhood obesity and other chronic diseases to improving literacy and social isolation, the money raised through Move to Give directly translates into more YMCA resources in our community,” said Shelley. “We owe a big thank you to our community and donors for supporting us and allowing us to continue to invest in the health and wellbeing of our community.”

Proceeds from this event will help support children, youth and families access quality YMCA programs and services including – health, fitness and recreation programs, education, child care, employment and training programs, camp and outdoor skills, leadership and volunteer development.

Thank you to this year’s Community Builder Sponsors:

  • Collingwood Dental Centre
  • Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities
  • Push Promotional Products & Design Inc.

Their commitment to helping build healthier communities is sincerely appreciated.

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