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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 16, 2014

Women’s gym holds fundraiser for children

By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Aug 19, 2013
Photo by: ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger photo Deborah Sindoreus stands by the fundraiser board on Saturday. Ladies Workout Express has raised more than $500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals so far.

Deborah Sindoreus thought she would help out.

As manager of Ladies Workout Express in Fairfield, Sindoreus held a fundraiser Saturday that she called Workout for St. Jude.

This event is something Ladies Workout Express has done in the past. Sindoreus now runs the business, and she knew this fundraiser is something she needed to keep doing every year.

“Those kids are sick and their parents shouldn’t have to worry about those huge medical expenses,” Sindoreus said.

She asked club members to come work out for one hour and donate money to support the event. Some members asked friends and family for help by taking home packets with information about how to donate.

Charity Richardson worked out at Ladies Workout Express on Saturday and helped with the fundraising.

“It’s been a good turn out so far,” Richardson said halfway through the event. “Hopefully more people come in and help out.”

And help they did. Monday morning a total of $500 had been raised and Sindoreus was still waiting for packets to make it back in.

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals, families never pay for treatment that is not covered by insurance. A child is never turned away because of a family’s inability to cover the costs of treatment. The daily operating costs of St. Jude’s hospitals are mainly covered by private contributions.

Ladies Workout Express is more than just a gym, and the business is trying to help kids in more ways than one. Sindoreus is starting a zumbatomics class for children. Zumbatomic classes are workout routines put to music. The kids can burn energy and rock out to their favorite music at the same time.

“Kids need something to do,” Sindoreus said. “They need more exercise.”

Workout for St. Jude was sponsored by Ladies Workout Express and Everybody’s Whole Foods.

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