The following information was provided by Craig's Kemp Karate Academy:
Craig's Kempo Karate Academy, a leading martial arts school located at 80 School Street in Watertown, teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to kick for the cure of breast cancer.
On Sunday Oct. 28 Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy held a Kick-A-Thon to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Held at the Hosmer School in Watertown, over 200 students and family members attended and kicked the afternoon away.
“I am very proud to be part of this,” said Sensei Craig S. Craig, "I've always believed strongly in helping our fellow man, and hope that our Dojo community will continue to invest so positively in this cause.”
Collectively, the students at Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy kicked 48,000 times and raised $10,151.10.
“The students well surpassed our goal of raising $8,000 for this cause.” said Anita Craig, Sensei Craig’s wife, and the organizer of the event.
In addition to the students’ kicks, funds were raised by students’ family members and friends of the dojo’s community through a bake sale, silent auction, and private donations made directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
This event continues Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy’s proud tradition of charitable fund-raising efforts, which in past years have been undertaken in support of several organizations, including The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, The American Red Cross, and The Alzheimer’s Foundation.
For more information about Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy please call 617-924-9888 or visit the website at www.craigskempo.com.