|SPRINGFIELD A Workout for St. Jude event will be gearing up on March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Females In Training (F.I.T.). The event will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.|
"St. Jude is the leader in the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease," said Linda Leao Raina, coordinator of the event. "Through events like this Workout for St. Jude, F.I.T. will be supporting the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children from across the country and around the world."
This volunteer-based community exercise event will feature six group classes, including ZUMBA, kickboxing, boot camp, pilates and more, that club members as well as the general public can participate in for a donation of $5 for part or all six classes. For more information or to participate, contact Leao Raina at 783-0135.
Through programs like Workout for St. Jude, the idea of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas to raise funds for the hospital through community-based events is able to continue.
This event is the Fourth Annual Workout for St. Jude sponsored by Females In Training.
For information on how to host your own Workout for St. Jude event, call 1-800-567-0636 or visit www.stjude.org/workout.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Workout for St. Jude. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
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