Come join the family fun and healthy activities.

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL, March 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Mercyhealth and Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake are joining forces to host a family-friendly annual Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families in McHenry County. This year’s event will take place at Sage YMCA, 701 Manor Rd., Crystal Lake on Saturday, April 21, 10 am-noon.

“Each summer, children gain weight two to three times faster than they do during the school year, and often fall behind academically because they don’t have access to out-of school learning opportunities,” said Dr. Douglas Henning, board certified pediatrician at Mercyhealth Crystal Lake East. “This event pulls families together to start the summer out right: active and keeping healthy activity in mind.”

“With over 1,000 kids in attendance each year, this event with Mercyhealth focuses on good health habits, hygiene, exercise and as we all have a lot of fun,” said Sue Owsiany, youth and family director, at Sage YMCA. “It is our pleasure to partner with Mercyhealth and their future Crystal Lake Hospital, which will be right down the street from our location. We thank Mercyhealth for its generous financial support over the years.”

The event is free and open for all kids and families. For details visit

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