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$3,700 to Livestrong from Women Supporting Faith Based Organizations

Women Supporting Faith-Based Organizations


DeKalb County, IL, 5-9-23 – Cindy Minnihan of Women Supporting Faith Based Organizations delivered a check for $3,700 to the Livestrong program at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA this Tuesday.

YMCA Livestrong instructors Laurie Gilbert and Amanda Peck attended the April Women Supporting Faith Based Organizations meeting and presented on the benefits and offerings of the Livestrong program at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. The group makes a quarterly selection of which organization to donate to, and the Livestrong program was chosen to be the recipient!

Livestrong at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week program for adult cancer survivors that supports them in increasing their physical activity. Participants connect with their peers and journey throughout the program by trying a variety of exercises that are offered on a regular basis at the Y. Livestrong at the YMCA is supported through charitable donations.

About Women Supporting Faith-Based Organizations: Women Supporting Faith-Based Organizations is a group of women interested in positively impacting and supporting the local faith-based nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County. At each quarterly WSFBO meeting, a representative from three faith-based organizations presents information about his/her organization to the group. Each representative is given 5 minutes followed by a brief question and answer period. After this time, a vote is taken, and the organization that receives the most votes receives the funds. Each woman writes a check to the organization for $100. The checks are then presented to the organization. This is such an easy way to support our faith-based organizations, many of which are struggling financially.

About the Kishwaukee Family YMCA: Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in DeKalb County.