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WCC Highlights

Shoe Drive Fundraiser to Raise Money for All Abilities Community Playground

Collecting Now Through November 23rd!
The Whitin Community Center (WCC) is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from September 24th- November 23rd to raise funds for the Community Playground Project. The WCC will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Those dollars will benefit the WCC’s Community Playground Project. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes in the WCC’s Lobby. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs to help them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
"We are excited about our shoe drive," said Sarah Lawson, Director of Marketing & Events. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets that could be donated, I know I personally do. By doing so, we raise money for our Community Playground Project, and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win for everyone.” The WCC’s Community Playground Project will encourage everyone to go outside and play no matter what age or ability! The WCC’s Blackstone Valley Children's Place (BVCP) believes that interacting with nature and enjoying physical activity is an experience that should be enjoyed by all residents in our community. Not only does it provide exercise and fresh air, but the opportunity for social interactions. As a fulfillment of our mission, this playground will not be just for children, but for people of all ages who want to improve their health and wellness. The goal of the Community Playground Project will be safety, dignity and the independence for all abilities and ages to enjoy!
By donating your gently worn, used and new shoes to the WCC the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world. Only have 1 shoe, not a problem, your donation will still be accepted!

Thyroid Awareness Month

January 1st-January 31st
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. One in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime, and thyroid disease affects more than 20 million Americans.
For more information on thyroid health click here!

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 1st-January 31st
Each year approximately 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, but this cancer can largely be prevented with regular screenings and preventive care. Please click on this link for more information about human papilloma virus, cervical cancer, screenings tests, what is normal and what to look out for, and prevention.
9 Things To Know About HPV!

National Blood Donor Month

January 1st-January 31st
Every January since 1970, the American Red Cross invites donors to start the year off by giving the gift of life, and each year more than 11 million people donate life-giving blood each year. "January is a challenging time for blood donation because cold and snowy weather and busy post-holiday schedules can make it difficult for blood donors to keep appointments. Regardless of the time of year, hospital patients nationwide need about 44,000 blood donations daily for cancer care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases and trauma."
Click here to find a Blood Donation Drive near you!

New Year, New You!

January 6th-February 24th: 7:30-8:15am
Looking for a way to kickstart your fitness goals in 2019? Register for our New Year, New You program!
• Weekly weigh-ins • Nutritional information & recipes • Workout on your own schedule • We offer 86 classes to choose from • Point values assigned by class intensity • Reach 20-25 points each week by attending classes
The participant with the highest percentage of body weight lost while maintaining point value will win a grand prize of a FREE, one-year individual membership! **SPECIAL OFFER** Pay for a new membership in full on Jan 2nd and register for our New Year, New You program and get $25 OFF this program! $50 Members $125 Non-Members Pre-registration is required.

Elder Equipment Exchange

January Wellness Calendar
Looking for those Hard to find Assistive Devices for your Loved Ones? The Elder Exchange is an excellent community resource for you and your family!
The Elder Equipment Exchange is dedicated to providing no cost, clean and in working order equipment to not just the elderly but ALL those who are in need.
Click here for more information!

Already Enrolled In BVCP?

Refer a friend & earn rewards!
It has been our experience that satisfied parents are our best advertisers. Our way of recognizing your efforts on behalf of BVCP, will be $150 for every referral you make to us! Please refer to your Parent Handbook for more information. Or contact BVCP Director, Ginny Alicea at 508.234.8184 ext 105 or Ginny.Alicea@OurGym.org for more information.

Wicked Local Readers Choice Award

Voted #1 Choice Health Club & Yoga Studio in Northbridge the past 7 years!
Thank you to all who voted us #1 Choice Health Club & Yoga Studio in Northbridge! We appreciate your love and support, and are honored to serve such a wonderful community!
 
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