Paradise Gym recently conducted a charity event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where every day, more than 260 children receive complete and total medical care, and the family is never burdened with the worry of medical bills above and beyond those reimbursed by health insurance.
St. Jude also is renowned for its research programs that have developed many successful treatment protocols that are being used by hospitals and institutions worldwide to save the lives of children no matter where they live. This is all made possible because of volunteers throughout this country who have joined the St. Jude team to battle catastrophic illnesses that afflict youth.
In the spirit of giving, Paradise Gym joined the St. Jude team by hosting an open house for members and guests. The event was supported by local businesses that generously donated their products and services to be sampled by the attendees and be used for raffle prizes. Paradise Gym raised more than $500 and all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Several members, trainers and local businesses contributed time and donations for the fundraising event. They included: ABB Nutrition; Sandie Anderson, Licensed Massage Therapist; Bags by Minnie; Coral Gables Acupuncture; Manuel L. Crespo Jr., Esq.; Crown Liquors; Manatee Café; Miami Children’s Museum; Dr. Thomas Maurno, Sunset Chiropractic; My Yogurt Bliss; Hyla Schiller, personal trainer; Leon Schiller, hair stylist; Skoon Aveda Salon and Spa; Smoothie Liscious; TD Bank, and Tratorria Luna Restaurant.
“Being a neighborhood business, Paradise Gym is dedicated to supporting our local community,” said Joe Cantrell, manager of Paradise Gym. “However, this year we wanted to find a way to extend our support to a larger community. That’s why we chose St. Jude for this event. St. Jude’s mission is very important; helping children with cancer and life threatening illnesses live a better life by getting the help they need. We are pleased that we raised over $500 for this worthy cause.”
Located in Coral Gables on S. Dixie Highway across from the University of Miami, Paradise Gym is a friendly neighborhood sports club where everyone feels welcome and at home. Its mission is to provide a pleasant exercise atmosphere with experienced and energetic staff dedicated to encouraging our members to become healthier, fitter and physically active for life.
For more information about the event or Paradise Gym, call 305-667-3539.