As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, the O'Fallon Missouri Y relies on your support to ensure that, together, we continue to strengthen the O'Fallon community. Please consider making a donation to our cause below.
The impact of your generosity is felt in everything we do at the Y and in our communities. With your ongoing support, we will continue to reach out to those who need us most by allowing access to programs, memberships and activities for all.
WHY GIVE TO THE Y
We have been members of the Y for many years since moving to the area and have had nothing but good experiences. Our daughter Norah, has autism. The YMCA provides a personal buddy for her which allows her to experience camp like a typical kid. She is included in as many activities as possible but they understand she may need a dance break every once in a while.
Everyone has been so welcoming of Norah and we cannot thank the staff enough for the compassion and care of our daughter for summer programs and before and after school care programs. We have since spread the word to other families about our experience.
WHY GIVE TO THE Y
The LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Program (offered for free through the Y) gave me the kick start I needed after having multiple surgeries as a result of breast cancer, a thyroid nodule, and a ruptured disc in my spine. Not only were my spirits down, my flexibility and strength were almost non-existent. I found working out with a small group of other cancer survivors not only helped with my insecurities, it also allowed a supportive bond to be formed. We were all working toward a common goal.
After completing LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, I had built enough strength and self-esteem to start participating in the Y’s Silver Sneakers programming - which I learned IS NOT just a class for people 65+! I also joined an 8-week “Next Level” PT exercise group.
It’s been 7 months since I began my journey and I now feel more like my pre-cancer self. Each week I see improvement in my strength, balance, and endurance as a result of using the equipment and services the YMCA offers. I have also met a lot of very people who are accepting of one another’s differences and limitations. I am SO GLAD I took that 1st step of showing up!
- Valerie, age 57