The Cannon Memorial YMCA includes 3 branches in Cabarrus County: West Cabarrus, Kannapolis, and Harrisburg. These YMCAs strengthen the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA and Carolinas HealthCare System have a unique partnership that makes health professionals available in both the West Cabarrus & Kannapolis YMCAs. Our Wellness Centers offer a variety of programs and services that range from preventative care, health assessments, education and health coaching. >> Learn More
If you thought you saw a four-legged friend walking around the Y, you were not mistaken! Since 2007, our YMCA has hosted approximately 40 Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppies in pre-training! Noel, a 16-month-old Labrador Retriever, left for New York Friday, January 23rd, for her In-for-Training Test. Her raisers, the Mulcahy family, Daniel, Danny, and Teresa, brought Noel to the West Cabarrus Y frequently because the facility offers diverse training opportunites for these puppies with a purpose.
"All our guide dog puppies need to experience various public places for training. Without the Y's partnership, we couldn't do what we do on a regular basis. The Y has been so gracious and welcoming," said Belvie Gilleland of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. If you would like to lear more about Guiding Eyes puppies, go to www.guidingeyes.org.