Getting ready to raise 40k!

“One day when everything becomes curable, the hospital will become a big playground.”

United Martial Arts Center has just begun its year-long journey to raise $40,000  for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

The studio is organizing several projects & events where the students at the academy can participate. Here some of our fundraising ideas:

*All proceeds from Water & Extend Bars/Shakes are being donated to the charity. Students can drop money right into the jug next to the refrigerator. Last month the studio raised $110.00  just from the water sales alone.

*Every time you refer a friend or family member to join our academy, UMAC will donate $25.00 back to St. Jude and your name will be listed on our fundraising page.                                                                                                                                                                  *During September/October UMAC will be participating in the “Pin a Pumpkin” campaign where you can help make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer by purchasing a $1 or $5 pumpkin pin-up. Thousands of retail locations across the country will unite to help fight childhood cancer through the 20th annual St. Jude Halloween Promotion, sponsored by Miller Coors and benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

“Cooking for a cause” This is the cover to the cookbook we will be selling to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We would LOVE & GREATLY APPRECIATE it if all our UMAC students would submit a recipe from their heritage to and please include a photo of the dish. It’s no secret what my heritage is – I’m Italian & will be submitting delicious recipes like Potato Gnocchi, Meatball & Tomato Sauce. I also have some Italian Thanksgiving recipes from a very famous chef and they are amazing!  The  deadline to submit a recipe will be Monday October 15th. Cookbooks will go on sale starting November 1st for $15.00 and all proceeds will go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


*One of most popular events at UMAC is the Polar Express where family’s come to the academy dressed in their pajamas and we serve hot chocolate and holiday cookies. We will still be doing one at the studio for our clients but also have plans to do an additional event outside the studio in December to try raise more money for the charity. It’s still in the planning stages, if anyone wants to volunteer, please email me at

*Also, we would love it if everyone would go to our webpage to register, please go to the fundraising page “Progress for St. Jude” and enter your information. If you are on face book or twitter, please post to your friends and ask them to support you. In 2013 we will have a few events planned – Apple Cut-a-thon in the spring,  Kick-a-thon in June & also a Car Wash.

Thank you!

Sifu Pasquale
Head Instructor, 3rd Degree Black Belt, R.Y.T.
United Martial Arts Center
20 Locust Street, Suite 100
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 762-0454

For more information on Martial Arts for St. Jude events around the country, call 1-800-457-2444 or visit


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