YMCA OF THE FOOTHILLS | October 2022
Dear YMCA of the Foothills Family,

Before you read the body of my monthly newsletter, I wanted to share something that has been on my heart for the last couple of weeks. I am constantly reminded how fortunate we are to live in a community, and country, that is safe and allows us each to reach our full potential. Sadly, that is not the case around the world—especially for our family and loved ones in Artsakh and Armenia during the latest military aggression in the region from Azerbaijan. Our hearts are collectively broken as we see photos and news from the region where families must survive through the daily reality of war. In times like these I am emboldened by our Y mission and work to help enrich and serve the lives of others—whether here in the foothills or abroad. I ask to keep those of the Armenian diaspora living here in the Foothills and the brave souls living through this senseless violence in Artsakh and Armenia at the top of our mind and deep in our hearts.
With a grateful heart — Autumn is officially here! I know our family squeezed every drop that we could out of summer. In September, we visited one of our favorite spots on the Central Coast – Lopez Lake Campground in San Luis Obispo County for a much overdue camping trip which helped to “fill up” our wellness cup. I hope you also had a chance to enjoy an activity, trip, or experience that highlighted National Self Care Awareness Month.
Halloween at the Y

Join us on October 28th from 5pm to 8pm for Halloween at the Y! We're so excited to be able to offer this event to members free of charge. Join us for this special event featuring trunk-or-treating, snacks, costume parade, pumpkin decorating and more!
31st Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

On Saturday October 15th the YMCA of the Foothills will be holding our 31st Annual Community Prayer Breakfast in the Upper Parking Lot at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. This year’s Keynote Speaker is the LA Times, La Cañada Outlook staff writer and La Cañada-Flintridge resident Chris Erskine. You can find more details below.
I wish you all good health and happiness as we welcome in the fall season. 

Onward and Upward! 
Vince Iuculano
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of the Foothills
​Our 31st Annual Community Prayer Breakfast is fast approaching, presented by Citizens Business Bank. Join us for a special morning filled with live music, faith and prayers.

WHEN: Saturday, October 15th

Breakfast begins at 7:45 am.
Program commences at 8:30 am.

DONATION: $600 per table of 8
Individual Tickets: $100

WHERE: Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA — Upper Parking Lot (outdoors and shaded)

Special thanks to Leader Sponsors Mark and Monica Skeehan and Scott and Karen Young.
Fall Camp Registration Open
Registration is now open for Fall Camp! Camp is a great way to keep kids intellectually stimulated and socially active when they're not in school!

Dates:
November 21 - November 23

Prices:
Family Membership: $160
Child Program Participant: $180
 
Location:  
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA 
​6840 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042
 
Time:
7:30am-6pm
 
Grades:
K through 6th
Upcoming Events | October
Oct. 6

Doc Talk - Breast Cancer

Join us at 12pm for a talk about screening for, diagnosing and treating breast cancer with Maria Nelson, MD and Jennifer Choi, MD.


Oct. 6

Caregiver's Night Off

Join us once again for Caregiver's Night Out, a respite for those caring for people with dementia.

This month, we'll be throwing a special Harvest Time Celebration!
Oct. 13

American Red Cross Blood Drive

From 7am to 3pm, stop by the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA to give the gift of life!

We know our members will answer the call and help the community.


Oct. 15

31st Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

Join us for a morning of live music, prayers and community, presented by Citizens Business Bank.

Special thanks to Mark and Monica Skeehan and Scott and Karen Young.
Oct. 20

Y-L.I.V.E with Cameron Rose

Join us for a 15-minute sermon from YMCA Chaplain Cameron Rose, streamed live on Instagram!



Oct. 22

Hearts for Siblings

This is a special event intended for middle and high school students who have siblings with disabilities.

Join us for pumpkin carving, snacks and discussions from 2pm-4pm at CCY!
Oct. 22

Verdugo Hills Hospital Health Fair

Join us for a community event focused on health and wellbeing for the whole family!

Free event from 10am-2pm at Verdugo Hills Hospital!

Oct. 28

Day Camp

Sign up as for our special 1-Day Camp to keep kids mentally stimulated and socially active while they're not in school!

Oct. 28

Halloween at the Y

Join us for this special, member-only Halloween event featuring trunk-or-treating, snacks, costume parade, pumpkin decorating and more!
ATTENTION: Child Watch will be closed from 4pm-8pm on Halloween (Monday, October 31). We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Registration is open for Indoor Soccer at VHY and Dance! Click the buttons below to learn more and register for these great programs!
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So what are you waiting for? Register today!
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