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Beating Hunger, Building Bodies


Donate to The Children’s Lunchbox and receive a free “boot camp” workout from AlaskaFit (This Saturday Only) Anchorage, Alaska—Join AlaskaFit this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in support of The Children's Lunchbox, a non-profit program operated by Bean's Café. AlaskaFit, Anchorage’s premiere fitness and wellness company, is offering a free “boot camp” workout with a suggested donation of $20 to the food program which feeds countless elementary-age students in Anchorage.

“We all wait for the holidays to be thankful and to donate to food drives and food banks, but kids are hungry year round,” says Ginny Grupp, owner of AlaskaFit. “The Children's Lunchbox does a great job and I'm proud to be able to support the program.”

A highly successful program, The Children’s Lunchbox feeds children in Anchorage who are living in poverty or in homes where drugs, alcohol, gambling and other addictions place the children at risk of going hungry. The Children’s Lunchbox works with community youth organizations and schools to identify children in need, and to provide hot meals,
snacks, and food that may be prepared at home. Donations to The Children’s Lunchbox may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor).

“Halloween traditionally kicks off the ‘feasting season’” Grupp says. “Between now and New Year’s Day, the average American packs on 10-20 pounds. “Instead of buying mountains of Halloween candy, help provide nutritious meals to Anchorage’s most needy children and enjoy a fantastic, fun workout with Alaska’s premier fitness organization.”

All ages, body types, and fitness levels are welcome to the “Beat the Treats” workout on Saturday, Oct. 29, in support of The Children’s Lunchbox.
AlaskaFit’s “Beat the Treats” workout will be held between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at O’Malley Sports Complex, located at 11111 O’Malley Centre Drive, near the corner of O’Malley and the Old Seward Highway. Please register in advance at www.alaskafit.com to ensure your place at the workout.

This is the third year that Alaska Fit has hosted a program to benefit a community program.

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