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Cardinal Fitness donates to Haiti relief

More than 2,000 cases of bottled water sent to earthquake victims

Cardinal Fitness is in the process of donating more than 2,000 cases of bottled water to those devastated by the recent earthquake in Haiti.

As a community-focused fitness center, Cardinal Fitness hopes to spread health and replenishment in this time of need.

By partnering with Friends of the Orphans, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children in Latin America and the Caribbean, Cardinal Fitness will transport the 34 pallets of water to where it is needed in Haiti.

“Friends of the Orphans and Cardinal Fitness have partnered during this time to help in the Haitian relief efforts,” said Emilie McClughen, Cardinal Fitness’ director of marketing. “Cardinal Fitness has donated more than 2,000 cases of fresh water and we are encouraging our communities, members, friends and business partners to join us in this effort by making monetary donations at www.friendsoftheorphans.org. Even the smallest donations are a tremendous help.

“We would also like to thank our friends at Dr. Pepper/Snapple for providing the water to us at floor cost and DHL’s assistance in delivering the water. They helped make this possible.”

For more information on Cardinal Fitness’s efforts and how you can help, please visit www. cardinalfitness.com.

Cardinal Fitness fans can follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/cardinalfitness and Facebook www.facebook.com/cardinalfitness. Also, please visit www.friendsoftheorphans.org to donate to the relief effort.

About Cardinal Fitness

Cardinal Fitness is a state-of-the-art fitness center that offers memberships for only $19.95 per month. Memberships are month-to-month with no long-term contracts. As one of the fastest-growing health club chains in the Midwest, members enjoy access to more than 50 locations.

Cardinal Fitness is committed to promoting health and fitness in its local communities as well as helping members incorporate fitness into their everyday lives. A supervised Kids Room is available at most locations for kids 6 months to 12 years old, so parents can bring their kids while they workout.

Cardinal Fitness offers state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of amenities including free equipment instructions, personal training, cardio and strength equipment, free weights, a supervised Kids Room, and tanning (where available). 

About Friends of the Orphans

A 40-year-old nonprofit organization with six regional offices in the United States, Friends of the Orphans supports a network of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) homes and their outreach programs in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries. Together, Friends of the Orphans and NPH transform the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children by creating families for life through values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and education. This enables children to transcend poverty and grow into caring and productive members of their communities.

Since its founding in 1954, NPH has assisted nearly 16,000 children and currently cares for more than 3,300 in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. NPH outreach programs, including the only free pediatric hospital in Haiti, serve more than 30,000 children and adults each year. By making a difference in the lives of the children through volunteer and donation opportunities, our supporters’ lives are enhanced as well.

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