Our mission is to strengthen the foundation of the community through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We aim to be an effective resource and influential partner of the community by strengthening meaningful, caring relationships and promoting healthy, productive lifestyles for generations.
Fun For All Ages
Part of its commitment to serving the greater Wallingford community as a charitable organization, the Wallingford Family YMCA’s annual road race was held on October 8, 2017, in partnership with Celebrate Wallingford. The Fishbein/YMCA Road Race features a 5K and 10K course, as well as a 1-mile walk for fun, all to benefit the LiveSTRONG® program and the Community Support Campaign.
The 5K and 10K offer certified courses and cash prizes, both perfect for experienced runners, while the community atmosphere makes these events great for novice runners, as well. Our 1-mile walk encourages family and friends to walk together at a leisurely pace in support of cancer survivors.
Since 2014, proceeds from the annual Fishbein/YMCA Road Race have benefited our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program — a FREE 12-week small group exercise and support program delivered by specially trained staff that is designed to help those affected by cancer maintain and rebuild strength, endurance and function. While focusing on regaining physical strength and stamina, the program helps heal the whole person, offering emotional support and a caring community. A free 3-month YMCA membership is included with the program, as well as a pass for a supporter of the participant to join them in their fitness activities. The Wallingford Family YMCA is proud to offer this program at no cost to the participants.
Joe Franke on "Why The Y"
Meet New People and Have Fun
Our annual Italian Fine Wine Pairing Dinner to benefit our Community Support Campaign is held in early May. Your ticket includes a fantastic 5-course dinner, paired with complementing wines from Italian wineries such as Capezzana & Mionetto Prosecco, a DJ with dancing, cash bar, silent and live auctions, as well as a spectacular raffle. We thank all who attended in 2017 and look forward to seeing all in 2018!
We've Got What You Want!
A big reason for the Y’s success is its partnerships; community members that value what we do. Whether it’s a large corporate sponsorship, a professional affiliation, or a local promotional partner, each relationship helps us toward our goal of helping build a community committed to healthy living, personal development and social responsibility.
Increase Your Reach!
Put your brand in front of a targeted family-oriented community committed to health and wellness. With more than 7900 active members and several thousand community participants using the Wallingford Family YMCA’s facilities, we are a perfect partner to increase your reach in Wallingford.