Jabz Teams Up with CURE in Its Mission to Conquer Childhood Cancer
Popular Boxing-Inspired Fitness Studio Partners with Nonprofit to Host Donation-Based Classes Throughout March
March 02, 2021 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX - Jabz, a full-body circuit style workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises, has announced its partnership with CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization that funds targeted research towards finding a cure for childhood cancer while supporting patients and their families.
From March 1 to March 31, Jabz studios across the country will host a series of donation-based classes to benefit CURE’s mission of conquering childhood cancer. Each studio will be hosting four classes a week where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to CURE.
Rallying around multi-unit franchise owner Christina Peregrym, the partnership with CURE was inspired by her personal connection with the nonprofit. Peregrym’s godson, Easton, was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of two. He was incredibly brave and fought hard, battling recurrent respiratory infections and other complications during his treatment. In February 2020, Easton sadly lost his battle with leukemia.
“When Christina reached out to us to share Easton’s story and asked for support with her local fundraiser to benefit CURE, we proposed a fundraiser that would involve all our Jabz locations,” said Danielle Scott, Jabz Brand President. “Unfortunately, so many of us have been touched by cancer in some way just like Christina. CURE is doing great work to help move the needle towards finding a cure, and we’re proud to have our Jabz community come together to raise money to support them in their efforts and honor Easton.”
CURE was founded in 1975 by Emory University pediatric oncologist, Dr. Abdel Ragab. He arrived in Atlanta as the city’s only pediatric oncologist, confronting a skeleton staff, no research budget and the lack of a basic microscope to help diagnose various types of pediatric leukemia. After approaching members in the community hoping to get their support, they were able to raise the money needed to buy Ragab a microscope and in turn, launch what is now known as CURE Childhood Cancer. In the past 10 years, the nonprofit has invested more than $32 million into innovative research. While research remains a focus, the nonprofit has evolved into much more. CURE’s programs also help address the physical, emotional, financial and educational needs of families during treatment.
“We are so grateful to Jabz for its commitment to fighting childhood cancer and honored to partner in memory of Easton,” said Kristin Connor, CURE’s Executive Director. “Every day, progress is being made toward cures for this terrible disease. Day by day, knowledge is growing and treatments are advancing. We are grateful for everyone who joins us in this fight. We must win. We will win.”
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