About the Event

The Rappahannock Area YMCA & Mary Washington Healthcare both exist to improve the health of the people within our communities. We have long served the Fredericksburg region with programs and services focused on the health and wellness of its residents. Although we are unable to provide our larger in-person fairs as the pandemic continues, we are committed to providing opportunities to strengthen and promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Event Dates:

November 12th: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (virtual)
November 13th: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (In person, at all YMCA locations)

YMCA In-Person Branch Events:

  • FREE YMCA day pass for all community members!
  • Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George & Caroline branches
  • Screenings: body fat, blood pressure, Waist/Hip Ratio, balance and glucose testing (Massad & King George locations only)
  • Free giveaways for the first 15 people
  • Sign up for the Healthy Holiday challenge
  • Family & Adult Fitness class demonstrations
  • Enjoy the pools & fitness centers

Keynote Speakers

Join our keynote speakers on November 12th for live virtual sessions on Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions of our panel of experts from Mary Washington Healthcare.

November 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
LaToya Ray, LPC, HS-BCP

November 12, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.
Parminder Singh, BSN, RN, CDCES

Online Screenings & Assessments

Blood Pressure
Physical Fitness
Mental Health

On Demand & Educational Corner

Chronic Diseases
Mental Health

About the Keynote Speakers

LaToya Ray, LPC, HS-BCP

LaToya Ray serves in the capacity of Mary Washington Hospital – Snowden at Fredericksburg’s Supervisor, Mental Health Outpatient Services. She has held this position since October 2020. In the position, she works with therapists, providers, and patients to improve patient’s, as well as family members and other loved ones’, understanding of mental health and substance abuse symptoms. It is also the continued goal of these programs to develop coping skills to manage symptoms related to mental health illness and substance use disorders. LaToya has over ten years of experience as a therapist.

LaToya is a Licensed Professional Counselor within the Commonwealth of VA. LaToya obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She also holds a Master of Human Services for Capella University. She is a Board-Certified Human Services Practitioner as well. Her undergraduate work was completed at Elon University.

“You don’t just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.” – Repikaur

Click here to register for LaToya’s Virtual Session “Mindful Moments During Times of Chaos”

Parminder Singh, BSN, RN, CDCES

Parminder has a BS in Nursing from the University of Mary Washington and has over 20 years of experience as a RN. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as well as a Certified Pump Trainer. She also specializes in Cardiac Care.

Parminder enjoys visiting her homeland of Scotland with her husband and two children, as well as hiking.

Click here to register for Parminder’s Virtual Session “Myths About Diabetes”

Susan M. Halpin, MSN, RN, SCRN

Susan Halpin is a certified stroke nurse and stroke program coordinator for the MWH TJC Certified Primary Stroke Center. As program coordinator, Susan helps implement evidence-based stroke guidelines throughout the continuum of care, from prehospital through hospital discharge. She is active in promoting stroke awareness in the community and facilitates the monthly Mary Washington Hospital Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and stroke care partners. She is a member of the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force, the Virginia Stroke Coordinators Consortium and the Rappahannock EMS Council Heart and Stroke Committee.

Christina Rauch, EMT-P

Christina Rauch serves as EMS Coordinator for MWHC and values dedication, service, and excellence. As a past recipient of the Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS, Christina brings unique perspectives gained from her 34 years of EMS field and leadership experience that she hopes to share with you. Stroke community outreach and education is a critical component of Mary Washington Hospital Stroke Center, and she has a long history of helping to provide this important education.

Click here to register for Susan and Christina’s Zoom Virtual Session “Stroke Awareness and Hypertension”

Chronic Diseases


YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

YMCA’s Empower Post Stroke Program

Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screening
Head & Neck Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer Screening