The YMCA of Rock River Valley kicked off it's 2014 campaign Thursday with a goal of $500,000.
Funds raised by the Y will help support teen leadership programs, after school nutrition programs, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivor program, and more. Thursday's kick off event was held at the Prairie Street Brewhouse to promote community involvement.
"Countless people across Rockford 'know' the YMCA of Rock River Valley. But there's so much more to our Y than one might think," YMCA of Rock River Valley CEO and President Mike Brown said. "The Y is more than a gym. It's a cause. As a charity, we're dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors."
Last year donations to the Y helped dozens of young adults access education and training programs and gave over 1,000 kids a safe place to learn and gain confidence after school.
You can learn more about the effort at www.rockriverymca.org.
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