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The YMCA Buffalo Niagara will launch its 2018 Annual Campaign this week as it looks to raise $768,000 by April 12. Money raised will be used to benefit the Y’s financial assistance program, which last year helped more than 2,800 families take part in programs and services they would otherwise have been unable to afford. The nonprofit serves more than 100,000 people a…

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All YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches will waive the join fee for new members who join on Monday, Jan. 1, a savings of up to $75. Members who join between Tuesday and Jan. 31 will pay only half the join fee. Membership includes access to Zumba, Les Mills Bodypump and other classes, as well as year-round swim lessons and youth sports. YMCA member benefits also include two…

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Jennifer Bardrof squeezed in lots of stuff in the spring of 2016, during the weeks she helped move her family from the Florida Gulf Coast back to her native Western New York: The Goofy, a 10K run followed by a half-marathon at Disney World; landing a new job as a substitute teacher; buying a new house. She didn't have time to bother with the flu-like symptoms that dogge…