John Gilmore was the Youth Sports Program Director for the Glenwood YMCA in Erie, PA. John was an avid cyclist and weight lifter despite living with type 1 diabetes. He loved children and felt passionate about healthful living. John touched the lives of thousands of people through his kindness and generosity. John died unexpectedly in his sleep on March 27, 2009 at the young age of 51. After John’s passing a memorial fund was established in his name.
The cost for one child to attend YMCA Camp Fitch’s Dr. Barclays Camp for Diabetes is $555.00. The Glenwood Park Y provides scholarships for Glenwood Y youth members. These scholarships are being awarded through the John Gilmore Memorial Fund and will be awarded based on financial need and/or merit. To learn more about this fund, contact Branch Executive Director Jim McEldowney.