MADISON, NJ – Madison Area YMCA received a $5,000 grant from Atlantic Health System to support its numerous efforts aimed to improve the health of the community.

The funds will be used to support the Madison YMCA’s Paths to Wellness programs, which include LIVESTRONG, the Community Mental Health Initiative, Diabetes Prevention Program, One Step, Delay the Disease, EnhanceFitness and Project Community Pride. For more information, visit

“The Madison Area YMCA’s efforts mirror our own mission: to build healthier communities,” said Chris Kirk, Ph.D., director for community engagement and health improvement at Atlantic Health System. “We are proud to collaborate and support these initiatives.”

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Atlantic Health System is also a sponsor of the Madison YMCA’s Annual Charity Bocce Invitational, “Tournament to Wellness.”

Recently, the Chambers Center for Well Being, an affiliate of Atlantic Health, and the Madison Area YMCA partnered to offer free health-based educational lectures. Members of the community attended two seminars given by Atlantic Integrative Medical Associates to discuss acupuncture & functional medicine.

To learn more about Atlantic Health, visit