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Charity Challenge

Beginning in 2008, Elite Fitness sponsored its first Charity Challenge. The Charity Challenge is a fundraiser that is dedicated to supporting members of the community in need while promoting general health and well-being.

On a gorgeous day in August 2008, the first annual mini-triathlon-10 minute swim, 20 minutes on a stationary bike, 2 mile run-took place at the Western Springs Service Club pool and through out the streets of Old Town in Western Springs. Local businesses donated food, raffle prizes, banners and water to the 350 volunteers and participants at the day of the event.

The second annual Charity Challenge will be held on August 15, 2009. This year the proceeds will benefit the Woywod family. Marty Woywod is 45 years old and resides in Indian Head Park with his wife, Anne and their 2 children, Augie and Maggie. Seven years ago Marty was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Shorty after being diagnosed Marty found he was unable to continue working. He met this adjustment by using his time to become an active advocate for ALS helping others understand and fight this progressive disease. Now confined to a wheelchair and electric bed, Marty must rely on Anne and his children to aid with his day to day needs. He can no longer play catch with Augie or hold Maggie, he can’t walk on the beach with Anne. Nonetheless, his physical limitations have not beaten his spirit. He continues to feel blessed for the gift of the time he has with his family, he continues to coach and counsel others. Despite his inspiring outlook and postive presence, financial burdens are a reality for this family.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this very worthy cause! Amazing things can happen when a community comes together!

If you would like to volunteer, participate or recommend a family in need please contact us .


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