Below is one Y member's story about how our financial assistance program, made possible by donors in our community, improved their life:
"I am currently undergoing dialysis for end-stage renal disease and chemotherapy for multiple myeloma. Since I'm stationary 13 hours a day and night, I need exercise and social contact outside of the home.
We live on a tight budget, so I don't think I could comfortably afford a full membership to the Y. Also, during COVID, I noticed muscle mass loss. Beyond just the exercise, the social contact at the Y is very helpful. I guess you could say the Y is, 'Good for the body and mind.'"