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East Orange YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 29 Inspires Kids and Parents to Get, Stay Active

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East Orange YMCA
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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Families are invited to East Orange YMCA on April 29 for Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-packed event to inspire kids and parents to stay active physically and mentally during the summer. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can enjoy dancing, sports, a bounce house, food, giveaways and more. The event caps the Y’s observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

“We hope the family fun of Healthy Kids Day will inspire children and parents to exercise their bodies and minds all summer long,” East Orange YMCA Executive Director  James Forde said.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in the week leading up to Healthy Kids Day, East Orange YMCA is encouraging adults to learn how to identify and address child sexual abuse. Not enough people realize the magnitude of child sexual abuse — it’s estimated one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday —  and what responsible adults can do to prevent it. Children are the victim in 70 percent of reported sexual assaults, and in 90 percent of those cases the child knows and trusts the abuser.

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East Orange YMCA is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey. Metro Y President and CEO Richard K. Gorab belongs to YMCA Guardians Against Child Sexual Abuse, a group of Y leaders who are spearheading the awareness movement.

During the Five Days of Action, April 24-28, the Metro YMCA is urging members and the communities it serves to learn the facts, share tools and resources, and sign the Pledge to Protect Children in branch lobbies. The campaign includes a major social media component using the hashtag #5DaysofAction. For more information, go to http://www.metroymcas.org/preventnow.

Healthy Kids Day will be held at the YMCA, 100 North Arlington Ave., rain or shine. For more information, visit eastorangeymca.org or call 973-673-5588. 

ABOUT THE Y

Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey, serving more than 35,000 individuals and providing nearly $1.3 million in direct financial assistance. Its six YMCAs, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne, are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. They offer an array of programs that build spirit, mind and body for people of all ages and all circumstances.

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