Monday, February 18, 2013
The "3 Months to 3 Miles" program will begin on Feb. 18 and end with participants completing the 5K "Race to Ryall" in May.
Those New Year’s resolutions to get in shape may be long since broken, but the B.R. Ryall YMCA is offering another opportunity for resolution breakers to set and attain a new goal. The YMCA is holding a kick-off Monday night for its “3 Months to 3 Miles” Program. Participants will train and be coached to complete the 5K walk/run “Race to Ryall” by May 18. “This is a unique opportunity for the entire community to take advantage of a program to help achieve wellness goals,” said Dee Dee McDevitt, Membership Director at the B.R. Ryall YMCA in a news release. Along with the B.R. Ryall YMCA, Run Today, Whole Foods Market Wheaton and M&M Orthopedics will be providing expertise to participants. According to the YMCA, Whole Foods Market Wheaton …
Monday, September 26, 2011
This weekend's 5K event helped benefit children like Glen Ellyn's Johnny Schwan.
More than 100 people came out to participate in the first-ever Glen Ellyn P.S.S. We Love You! 5K Run/Walk. The numbers are in and the event raised just over $10,000. That money will go to Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association to help children like Johnny Schwan who suffered a stroke in utero. Be sure to click through our photo gallery of the event.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Reflections on healthy ways to volunteer.
A brightly shining sun, temperatures above zero on a regular basis, snow melting into streams in the gutters of the street. This type of environment is coming upon us again, and quickly. As the weather turns warmer, we tend to focus on improving our health and throw much else to the wayside. Gone soon will be the days of volunteering inside a warm and cozy food pantry, or indoor at schools. Oftentimes volunteering itself ends up on the back burner for many as they put away the comforters and instead pull out the Tai-Bo DVDs. Many of us forget the importance of year-round volunteerism. Opportunities to volunteer are readily available, such as choosing to participate in cleaning up local roads, cleaning up portions of the Prairie Path, and …