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Contact: Bryan Soper, Executive Director, Hudson YMCA, (715) 386-1616
(Hudson, Wisconsin--Feb. 20, 2013) – A local woman will travel to Washington D.C. next month to testify at a congressional hearing—and she’s got some great, personal news to share.
Susan Bradt of Hudson, Wisconsin, will be part of a panel of YMCA leaders and participants who will tell national leaders about the success they’re having in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Through a program of increased activity and healthy eating, Susan lost more than 15% of her body weight and established a routine of regular exercise at the Hudson Y. The program is designed to help people facing a risk of diabetes and diabetes-related ailments.
Susan attended the program through “Hudson on the Move” with support from the Hudson Hospital Foundation and Y Partners, the YMCA’s annual support campaign. The Program was supported 100% through these funds.
“Hudson on the Move” is a community wellness initiative offering healthy living programs for different age and gender groups, including “Physical, Healthy, Driven” for youth, “Moms on the Move,” “Men at Work, “Fit for Life,” and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
“The Program has been a great help to me,” Susan says. “I learned how to track what I was eating, including calories and fats, and also how important even moderate activity can be in reaching my weight and health goals.”
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year program that focuses on lifestyle change - healthy eating, moderate activity and behavior modification. The program participants meet in a small group weekly for 16 weeks and monthly for the remainder of the year for education, discussion and support.
Susan will be in Washington D.C. on March 6th as part of YMCA Advocacy Days.
For more information about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, visit www.ydpp.org. For more information, about the Hudson YMCA, visit www.ymcatwincities.org or call 715-386-1616.
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MORE on the Hudson YMCA: Located at 2211 Vine Street in Hudson, the Hudson Y is a branch of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. It a nonprofit organization with key focus areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
MORE on YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities: YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (YGTC) is a cause-driven organization was formed in 2012 as an integration of the YMCA of Greater Saint Paul and the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis. YGTC is one of the top five largest YMCAs in the nation, serving 150,000 members and offering more than $7.3 million in financial assistance each year to 38,000 youth and families in our local communities.
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