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Drug deactivation pouches: New weapon in war against drugs

The drug epidemic on Staten Island is at an all-time high, and local elected officials are constantly looking for a solution to the ongoing problem. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has donated 10,000 drug deactivation pouches, which will provide a safe and responsible means of disposing prescription medicine that is often abused and misused. The pouches will be distributed free through Delco Drugs and Specialty Pharmacy, located at 3833 Richmond Ave., as well as the YMCA's South Shore and North Shore locations. Read more…

The West Side YMCA’s 6th Annual Fit for All 5K

In New York City, 1 in 5 kindergarten students and 1 in 4 Head Start children is obese? At the Y, we know how to keep kids moving and eating right through nutrition education, fitness programs and diabetes prevention. On October 22, NY Knicks legend John Starks and Angela Yee of Power 105.1's Breakfast Club join us in the fight against childhood obesity. Read more…

Nonprofit Boards Offer Career Boosts for Executives

Executives are doing good for others—and good for their careers—by joining boards of nonprofit organizations. For Christopher Blunt, joining the board at YMCA of Greater New York in 2012 enhanced his effectiveness as investment group president at New York Life Insurance Co. Mr. Blunt says he grew better at recruiting senior management for his employer after he assisted with the hunt for a new YMCA chief executive last year. Read more…