She's helping to share the YMCA's mission

When I think of the YMCA of the Foothills, I think of my place to unwind, to invigorate my muscles and release the worries and stresses of the day. A place where I can fade into a few chapters of a crime thriller while burning away those delicious calories. A place that encourages me to take care of my body and mind.

When I think of the Y, I think of the theme song from the iconic ‘80s TV show, “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name.

That’s how I feel about the YMCA of the Foothills, a place where you can get away, a place where the staff knows your name (especially if you’re a regular like me), and they’re always glad you came (there’s always someone at the front desk to greet and welcome you). A place where familiar faces wave or nod a hello. A friendly place.

This year my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th year of membership at the Y. I feel very fortunate to have a place in my community where I can do my thing and feel good about the results.

Since 2008, I’ve campaigned for the “Dial a Friend” annual community support campaign. As a strong believer in the Y, I look forward to being a part of the 2012 campaign and sharing the Y’s mission, “to improve and enhance the quality of life for everyone we serve.” The “We Build People” community support campaign kick-off event will take place 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.

Maria Marin

Volunteer Campaign Chair

“We Build People” annual campaign

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