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Thursday, July 1, 2010

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign 17 Hour Treadmill Run

Mr. Parry's Endurance Challenge for the YMCA
Come in and support Mr. Jim Parry on Tuesday, August 3rd. Jim will be running from 5AM-10PM (17 hours!!) on a treadmill in our lobby to raise money for our 2010 Strong Kids Campaign! You may have heard of Mr. Parry's Endurance Challenge in Stewartville a few months ago. Mr. Parry teaches 6th grade and he is interested in raising awareness about the importance of exercise for youth and everyone in the community. During his 24 hour run in Stewartville, he completed 100 miles. Jim used to work at the YMCA in Rochester and so did his father. Jim shared, "My family was able to take part in Y programs when I was a child because of the scholarship program. We would never have been able to afford those opportunities without the generosity of others." So Jim is giving back on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5AM-10PM at the Rochester Area Family YMCA: Visit for more information.
You can help Jim out by:
1) Running along side Jim. We will have a schedule for people who can run with him on a 2nd treadmill in the lobby.
2) Pledge Jim efforts with a donation to our Strong Kids Campaign at
3) Spread the word. Share this information and invite others to participate by visit
4) Volunteer to help organize this effort by emailing
Brenda Kulow-King
Rochester Area Family Y
709 1st Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
507-287-2260 ext. 305
507-287-2499 FAX

Visit to find out more about the Y's annual Strong Kids campaign. 

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