Karla De Anda writes that her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program was a unique ‘Get Fit for Haiti’ fundraiser for Danita’s Children, an organization that aids Haitian orphans. The event was held May 23 at the LA Fitness on Miami Gardens Dr. in Miami, Florida.
Attendees, who contributed at least $10 to take part, were given fitness assessments by LA Fitness, saw a Judo exhibition, and got to observe or take part in Zumba Gold, a mix of samba and belly dance. Food and drinks were served, and a prize drawing took place in the afternoon, featuring prizes donated by the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins sports teams.
All proceeds went to Danita’s Children, which currently provides full time care to over 130 orphans. Orphan care is urgently needed in Haiti, where half the population is under the age of 18, and a great many of these people are orphans. They also serve almost 20,000 meals per month. To find out more or make a donation, go to http://www.danitaschildren.org.