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Stand for Something

Every year, Joe Sanches looks forward to MLK day. It’s not just a holiday for him—it’s a day to serve his community. And he doesn’t do it alone. Joe is the president of D. Stephenson construction company. For the last three years, he has joined his employees in doing hands- on community service projects as…

01.05.2016

By: Tiffany Woods

100 Years

It only takes one person to change a life: YMCA of South Florida celebrates 100 years of changing lives

Rejection. It’s a word NBC Anchor Hoda Kotb was all too familiar with when she was trying to land her first job in television. She was repeatedly told that she wasn’t good enough.  She recalls driving across the country, hoping one station would give her an opportunity. It seemed like that day would never come. …

12.01.2015

By: Tiffany Woods

Spirit of Volunteerism

An Army Veteran Involved in the YMCA Calls on Community to Embrace Spirit of Volunteerism

Every week, you’ll find Alexandre Neves volunteering and helping children with their homework at the North Pointe YMCA. He embraces the Y mission of social responsibility and dedicates many hours to giving back to his community. He also believes in serving his country. It was shortly after 9/11 when Alexandre says he felt a strong…

11.10.2015

By: Tiffany Woods

Sally Brevig’s Story

Listen to Your Body—What You Learn Can Possibly Save Your Life

Her body was telling her something was wrong. It was a persistent pain in Sally Brevig’s left arm that caused her some concern. But the 20-year fitness instructor and mother of two says she didn’t think it could be serious because she was an overall healthy person. She had a mammogram done. Nothing. Well, just…

10.20.2015

By: Tiffany Woods