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CEO walks Bucks County to highlight impact of YMCA

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Zane Moore, president and CEO of Central and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs will walk from Doylestown to Fairless Hills to highlight the impact the Y makes across Bucks County.

Last week on Giving Tuesday, Moore pledged to make the 22-mile walk if the community and local businesses met his fundraising challenge of $116,160, a dollar for each foot he will travel. So far, $101,372 has been raised and Moore is confident the remaining amount will be raised before he reaches Fairless Hills on Wednesday afternoon.

The walk will begin at 7 a.m. at the Central Bucks Family YMCA Doylestown branch, 2500 Lower State Road. At the first stop of the walk (7:30 a.m. at the Doylestown Bookshop), Moore will be joined by Bill Clement, two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers and longtime supporter of Lower Bucks Family YMCA in Fairless Hills. All along the way, Moore will be joined by many friends of the Y and supporters from local businesses.

Central Bucks Family YMCA and Lower Bucks Family YMCA, two of Bucks County’s largest nonprofit organizations, have together provided $1,435,000 in financial assistance in 2017 as of October, a 40 percent increase over last year. This assistance helps provide camp and preschool programming for youth and membership, programming and services to families, seniors and those facing temporary challenges throughout Bucks County.

Moore’s walk will culminate at the Fairless Hills branch of Lower Bucks Family YMCA with a celebration with staff and community members there to welcome Moore after his long journey.

The Y wishes to recognize the following local businesses for their support of Giving Tuesday and Zane’s Walk for Bucks including: BB&T, Waste Management, Doylestown Women's Health, Bucks County Orthodontics, M&T Bank, Gym Source, Parx Casino, Precor, Keenan Family Motors, Brian Martin State Farm, Fulton Bank and Doylestown Book Shop. Those interested in supporting the walk can make an online donation at cbfymca.org/give.

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