Hickory, NC – November 18, 2020 – The YMCA of Catawba Valley has been awarded a grant for $155,000 to provide temporary remote learning support for working families in our community. The YMCA is proud to provide two remote learning sites, serving 157 children who need a safe place to participate in remote learning while schools are closed to in-person instruction during Plan B.
Governor Cooper signed HB 1105, Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, into law on Sept. 4; in part, this allocates $19.85 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding for qualifying community-based organizations (CBOs) across the North Carolina. Per the legislation, the NC Alliance of YMCAs is administering the grant program that enables CBOs such as YMCAs, YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, county and municipal parks and recreation departments, and other qualifying organizations in North Carolina to apply for funding to recoup expenses related to remote learning support. The YMCA of Catawba Valley is one of 116 organizations with 287 sites that have been approved for the grant; together these organizations will serve about 14,000 students across the state.
“We are thrilled to provide new enrichment programs for families across the Catawba Valley region, and grateful for the outpouring of support from our donors, partners and members for this critical program,” said Nat Auten, President & CEO of the YMCA. “The YMCA empowers thousands of kids and families every year through its child development centers, afterschool, summer camp programs, and more. We have continued these services during the pandemic and are proud to help our community recover by serving families in need.”
For additional information, contact:
Nat Auten, President/CEO, [email protected] (828)324-9622
Dianna Cloninger, HR Director, [email protected] (828)324-9622
YMCA OF CATAWBA VALLEY
The YMCA of Catawba Valley was established in 1969 to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y engages over 21,000 men, women and children each year – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and to provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. www.ymcacv.org.
Hickory, NC August 18, 2017 – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that 84 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are high, but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes have increased risks to their long-term health, including developing type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Nearly 90 percent of people with prediabetes are not aware they have the condition. In North Carolina, an estimated 2.5 million (1 in 3) people have prediabetes.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), and CDC, along with the Ad Council, are releasing new PSAs to build on a successful campaign that helped hundreds of thousands of Americans learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The new, lighthearted PSAs offer viewers a “perfect way to spend a minute” where they can take the one-minute prediabetes risk test while also doing something everyone loves — watching adorable animal videos. The YMCA of Catawba Valley is proud to lend its support to the campaign, which raises the urgency of prediabetes and emphasizes the positive message that prediabetes can often be reversed through everyday lifestyle changes. The campaign encourages people to take a short online test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to learn their risk and speak with their doctor to confirm their diagnosis. The website features lifestyle tips and connects visitors to the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
“The key to preventing diabetes is moderate lifestyle changes through healthy eating habits and moderate physical activity. Awareness of calorie and fat intake versus activity is empowering. Every small change that we make can add up to make a big difference in preventing this disease. I emphasize to our participants that it’s not a diet – it’s a lifestyle” said Lala Kozischek, Diabetes Prevention Director, YMCA of Catawba Valley.
Prediabetes can often be reversed through weight loss, diet changes, and increased physical activity. Diagnosis is critical, as research shows that people are much more likely to make the necessary lifestyle changes once they are aware of their condition. A rise in incidence of type 2 diabetes presents a significant threat to North Carolina potentially including consequences such as increasing healthcare costs, crowding doctors’ offices, and serious complications from the disease itself which can include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and loss of limbs. In an effort to reverse this trend, the YMCA of Catawba Valley is supporting the national effort and working to make an impact in the community through its Diabetes Prevention Program.
Additional information on the campaign is available online at DoIHavePrediabetes.org and information about the YMCA of Catawba Valley and it’s Diabetes Prevention Program is available at diabetes.ymcacv.org .
Come join the YMCA of Catawba Valley at our Exclusive Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods on September 2nd to save up to 20% throughout the store on all the sporting gear you’ll need for Winter sports this year at the Y.
Come join the YMCA of Catawba Valley at our Exclusive Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods on April 29th and 30th to save up to 20% throughout the store on all the sporting gear you’ll need for Winter sports this year at the Y.
Come join the YMCA of Catawba Valley at our Exclusive Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods on February 25th and 26th to save up to 20% throughout the store on all the sporting gear you’ll need for Winter sports this year at the Y.
Come join the YMCA of Catawba Valley at our Exclusive Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods from September 3rd – 5th to save up to 20% throughout the store on all the sporting gear you’ll need for Fall sports this year at the Y.