This fall, the Midland YMCA hosted another Community Day for all to come to the Y and experience all we have to offer the Midland community. The day was filled with pink colors throughout the activities to raise awareness and show support for breast cancer.
All guests were welcome to participate in classes as well as learn more about our community partners including the School of Massage Therapy, School of Cosmetology and United Blood Services who collected 12 units to help those in need throughout the Midland community.
For all of the adventurous guests and members, the YMCA held the first annual Flip for a Cause event. Participants first went through a rigorous obstacle course full of huge hay bales to climb over and ditches to crawl through. After an exhausting run through the course, participants then had to flip tires as many times as possible – demonstrating lots of strength and heart!
Funds raised through this event were directed to Gifts of Hope, Midland. Gifts of Hope is a local organization that provides support to cancer patients in the Permian Basin. They help with medical/dental bills, transportation costs to and from treatments, groceries for families going through the treatment process and lodging for those in the counties surrounding Midland. Because of the strong community support, multiple cancer patients & their families will be given the resources they need to continue fighting.