The Robert Fowler Family YMCA makes a huge impact in our local community -- every day. I'm proud to be a Y Champion to ensure more local kids, teens, and families have access and opportunity to be a part of the Y.
Did you know?
- Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [Cited 2012 May31]
- Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates and is responsible for more deaths (except for birth defects) among children ages 1-4. Most of these drownings occur in home pools.
- Drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes in those aged 1-14.
- The YMCA is credited with starting indoor "swimming baths." (swimming pools)
- In 2006 the nation's YMCAs celebrated 100 years of group swimming instruction.
Give a child the opportunity to learn a life-saving skill by supporting swim lessons. A session consists of 8 classes and costs $90; saving a life, PRICELESS!
Please join me and support our community by making a donation today. Your gift will truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need the Y most.