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Jennifer Ford tipped the scale at 400 pounds in 2009. She was drinking five 20-ounce soft drinks a day and wanted to make change in her life. She tried to do a spin class at her local gym and couldn't participate. 
Now, she weighs 178 pounds and has become a YMCA diabetes prevention coach and fitness specialist. Ford, 39, enthusiastically shares her story with anyone who is willing to listen.

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On Thursday July 20th, the Port Sulphur Y summer campers hosted a parent/grandparent breakfast.

 

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On Wednesday July 19th, the Buras Y summer campers hosted a Parent/Grandparent breakfast.

 

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The Port Sulphur Library hosted their annual the Summer Reading Program at the Port Sulphur Community Center. This allows the Port Sulphur YMCA campers the ability to attend the 8 week program. This program introduces campers and community members to various arts, activities and provides special guest appearances that the youth in the community may never see otherwise. On Wednesday July 19th, the library staff hosted a special party for the YMCA campers. They provided hot dogs, nachos, cake and goody bags for all attending. The Port Sulphur YMCA staff would like to thank the Port Sulphur Library staff for the awesome work they do in our community! 

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Aetna Better Health of Louisiana donated a tent to the East Jefferson YMCA to expand available program space in the hot Louisiana summer.

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We are proudly supported by Entergy and happy to share their achievement in commitment to social responsibility.

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On June 6 the YMCA marks more than 170 years as more than a place, it is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Covington presented the West St. Tammany YMCA with a check for $1000 to give the gift of a safe, active and fun summer to a local family.  The funds will be used to support a Covington family in need and allow their children to attend camp at the Y over the summer to ensure that they have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive while school's out!

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