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Healthy Kids Day 2017

Healthy Kids Day brought together families and organizations from all over NE Connecticut for a fun day of learning and community building. Hale YMCA hosted over 30 health, safety, youth and education groups to offer vision screenings, sports activities, face painting, nutrition information, dancing, snacks and so much more!

Healthy Kids Day is an annual, national event hosted by the YMCA, so if you missed the event on April 29 this year, don’t worry, you can catch us next spring! Some highlights this year included:
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The Interview
Through the eyes of our youth, you can see the world just a little bit different. Read on!
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Meet Saeed Shakir!
Meet Saeed Shakir, a member of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Saeed is 27 years old and will be turning 28 on March 29th of this year. Two and a half months ago, Saeed started coming to the
Glastonbury Family YMCA. Motivated by his children, he decided that he needed to lose weight before his upcoming birthday. When he signed up for his membership, Saeed weighed in at 376 lbs. Since then, he has been coming to the Glastonbury Y for 30-60 minutes a day and using the treadmill, elliptical, and bikes. In just 2 and a half short months, Saeed has already lost 40 lbs and is feeling amazing! And he’s not done yet. Follow Saeed’s amazing story right here. Then stop in and start your own Y story.
>>> Thank you Wilson-Gray YMCA
"This is my story and experience with the Wilson-Gray YMCA and their staff. I am still at awe on how well I was treated and the positive experience I received at the Y.
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