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YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties Announces 2014 Annual Campaign Kick Off Breakfast, March 4

The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, a cause-driven non-profit charitable organization, invites local business leaders and community members to attend the 2014 Annual Campaign Kick Off Breakfast on Tuesday, March 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Mt. Laurel YMCA located at 59 Centerton Road.  Celebrating the positive difference the Y makes in the community, the event will be emceed by master of ceremonies Marianne Aleardi of SJ Magazine, and honor this year’s Community Impact Champion, Ron Jaworski’s Jaws Youth Playbook.

Sponsored by Sensational Host, PCS, TD Bank and Thomas/Boyd Communications, the event will highlight the impact the Annual Campaign makes on 30,000 children, families and seniors in the communities served by Y programs and services.

“Our Annual Campaign ensures that every child, individual and family will have access to Y programs and memberships, and not be turned away due to limited resources,’ said Tim Kerrihard, President and CEO. “Every donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference and allow us to continue delivering long-lasting personal and social change through programs and environments that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”

The Y’s Annual Campaign helps close the financial gap for Burlington and Camden county families who value or require the Y’s programs and services, but may not be able to afford them.

In 2013, 6,000 youth and families benefited from more than $1.3 million worth of Y membership and programs thanks to generous donors who offer their continuous support to the Annual Campaign. In 2014, the campaign goal of $1,550,000 will help transform the community by teaching 5,800 children the life-skill of swimming, providing 625 Camden City kids with safe places to play, enriching the lives of 6,500 individuals thanks to financial assistance and training 5,000 adults to become Stewards of Children® to end child sexual abuse.

“The Y is more than a gym – we’re a cause. With programs ranging from athletics and advocacy to disease prevention, volleyball and volunteerism, we strengthen both individuals and community,” said Jen Segelken, Development Director. “The funds raised through the Annual Campaign help youth achieve their potential and empower people of all ages to live healthy and secure lives.”

Reservations are required to attend. To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/YMCA2014. For more information, please contact Jessica Revere at (856) 231-9622 ext. 288 or jessicar@ymca-bc.org.

About the Y
The YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties is a cause-driven, community based, charitable nonprofit organization that strengthens community by building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults and families.   With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the community's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Throughout neighborhoods across the two counties and its 50+ sites, the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower more than 30,000 people each year to learn, grow and thrive. Visit ymca-bc.org.

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