Kick-a-thon will raise money to help kids KICK cancer!

553900_10151120141262342_39654396_nFor Immediate Release
Kick-a-thon will raise money to help kids kick cancer

Contact Name:Sifu Rita Rose Pasquale
Phone Number: (978) 762-0454
E-mail: sifupasquale@live.com

Danvers, MA June 29, 2013 – United Martial Arts Center will be doing a kick-a-thon at noon for St. Jude on Saturday June 29th during the Endicott Park Family Festival to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Sponsored by United Martial Arts Center, the kick-a-thon will feature students from the United Martial Arts Center who over the past 12 years have helped to raise over $40,000.00 for the charity.
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During the event the students will be helping Sifu to run the booth and we will have a table at the event where we will be selling various items for St. Jude to raise additional money for the charity.: Raffle tickets to win a full set of Bialetti Cookware with 2 cookbooks by Chef Fabio Viviani and a signed apron – tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10, Our Cooking for a Cause Cookbook 426601_10151138884887342_2026646077_n – 1 book for $18 or 2 for $30 – with over 70 recipes from students and family members at UMAC – it makes a great gift, Survivor Bracelets in our school colors Red, White and Black – Bracelets were made by our Junior CIT students and we are selling them for $5.00 each.

This year we are going to do something a little different and fun! We will be selling Ninja Sugar Cookies 970348_10151631981847342_2003620809_n at a cookie decorating station – where you can decorate a cookie for $2.00. We will also have finished cookies available for those who don’t want to get frosting all over them 😉 We will also have the “Give $1 & Help Them Live” pads where you can write your name or the name of someone you would like to honor. We will selling all the above items at Endicott Park Day. 100% of the money raised will go to benefit St. Jude. It will be fun and if anyone wants to volunteer to help out at the table or if you would like to participate in the kick-a-thon, please see Sifu for a sponsor sheet.

This will be the 12th year that United Martial Arts Center will hold its Martial Arts for St. Jude program and we are thankful to the community for supporting our Martial Arts for St. Jude event. Our studio focuses on teaching children empathy by doing community service and at the same time we are also able to teach our supporters about the great work conducted daily at St. Jude. The hospital is truly committed to the mission of finding cures and saving children.

Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. No child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay. With a daily operating cost of $1.7 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions and fundraising events, like the Martial Arts for St. Jude event.

For more information on Martial Arts for St. Jude events around the country, call 1-800-457-2444 or visit http://www.stjude.org/martialarts.

About St. Jude St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from
less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, go to http://www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on http://www.facebook.com/stjude & http://www.twitter.com/stjude

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