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March 24, 2014

Sole Sisters: Monique's Y Story

When it comes to preventing diabetes, nothing is more important than friendly support. Monique Wright-Williams joined the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a personal training program and the Y’s running group to learn more about her condition and control her diabetes-related symptoms. “Diabetes is not compl ...more

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June 06, 2012

Strong Survivor: Jennifer Pinti

When Jennifer Pinti was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she didn’t have much time to worry about herself. She was pregnant, and her husband and two young children needed her.During the day, in front of her children, she was able to keep her fears in check. At night, the panic attacks came.“I couldn’t breathe,” Jenn ...more

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May 01, 2012

Preventing Diabetes: Kathy Spitzer

I taught spinning classes at the North Area YMCA when I was 50. At that time, I was at my ideal weight and had an excellent BMI. Unfortunately, I injured myself and tore my right hip labrum. For two years, I was in so much pain that I couldn't ...more

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