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Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Research indicates that people who get less sleep have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.… Read More


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Kona Ice came today to present the Desert Foothills Family YMCA with a check for $458.50, representing the proceeds from the Monday summer Shaved Ice Nights.… Read More


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“I am a single mother with two boys, and my only income is just $710 a month. At the end of the month, I have hardly any money left after rent, electric, phone and every day necessities are paid for. My chronic illness has impacted my ability work, yet I have a desire to maintain my health as best as I can…… Read More


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“I am a single mother with two boys, and my only income is just $710 a month. At the end of the month, I have hardly any money left after rent, electric, phone and every day necessities are paid for. My chronic illness has impacted my ability work, yet I have a desire to maintain my health as best as I can…… Read More


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I love the Y. So many staff members have inspired me to reach for the stars. There were days when I didn’t want to do anything and when I walked through those double doors, I was met with encouragement and friendly smiles…… Read More


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“I grew up in the YMCA and love it! I am a single mom and just really needed the help. I work very long hours and had difficulty picking up my daughter from school. My desire was to enroll her into the YMCA after school program so she could be picked up from school, participate in programs, and complete her homework under supervision…… Read More


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Our art class is available on Thursday 4-5pm and/or Saturday 10 – 11am. The class will be taught by our award winning art instructor. This class is offered for preschoolers and older. We provide supplies and materials for the lessons.… Read More


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Fifty-two miles into Sirena Dufault’s quest to walk the entire 820-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail, the tongue of her right shoe pulled out. She could only laugh about it, hoping it might be the worst thing that happens during the 10 weeks or so she has mapped out for the trek.… Read More


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“I am a single mother with two boys, and my only income is just $710 a month. At the end of the month, I have hardly any money left after rent, electric, phone and every day necessities are paid for. My chronic illness has impacted my ability work, yet I have a desire to maintain my health as best as I can.… Read More