Page 7 - YMCA of the Suncoast Annual Report 2020
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85,665children, teens, adults, senior citizens, cancer survivors, chronically ill community members, at- risk youth, infants & toddlers across four counties were supported & guided to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind & body at the Y.
Of those...
1,500improved their quality of life through our community integrated health programs including Blood Pressure Self Monitoring, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, Falls Prevention, Cancer Survivor Wellness, Diabetes Prevention
and Weight Loss programs.
    Enough blood donated to impact 1,422 lives as a result of OneBlood & LifeSouth blood drives hosted at YMCAs across Tampa Bay
cloth masks provided to community members in need
  Karen Epting currently serves as our Advisory Council Chair for the YMCA of the Suncoast – James P. Gills Family Branch. During this past year of the pandemic, Karen stepped up in a big way and led our partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay. Karen worked
to recruit volunteers who donated their time to the YMCA once a week for three hours to help sort, bag, and distribute food for our community in need. Because of her efforts, we had 65 volunteers to ensure food was ready to be handed out as families came to the YMCA for support. As a result, from April 6 – December 28, 2020, our YMCA helped 6,972 families and gave away over 132 tons of food to 23,418 people. Karen’s leadership and dedication to our YMCA and our community have been crucial to our mission as a cause-driven charitable organization.
Virtual YMCA classes taken. Community members watched 48,100 hours of Y staff helping them stay active, healthy & connected in their own home

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