I am asking for your help! The first two weeks of October, Studio DelCorpo will be hosting a number of special classes to raise money for my friend Mike Fee’s organization, the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund. I am asking a select few of the most talented instructors I know to join me in this effort; and I ask all of you to join in, have some fun, get a great workout, and be a hero. All we ask is that you donate $20 per class and 100% of the money we raise will go to Achon Uganda.
DelCorpo has supported other charities in the past, but this one is especially close to my heart. The foundation was started the father of a very dear friend mine, Mike Fee. Mike’s dad, Jim Fee and the Olympic runner Julius Achon founded this charitable organization in 2007 to fund and build the first and only medical facility in the small town of Awake in Northern Uganda—Achon’s hometown.
Sadly, Jim Fee, an avid cyclist, lost his life in a tragic bike accident. Since then Mike succeeded his father and continues to spearhead fundraising efforts for this great cause.
Studio DelCorpo is timing these classes to coincide with Mike’s own fundraising challenge: In honor of what would have been Jim’s 70th birthday, Mike is going to ride his bike up and down his Dad’s favorite route, Mt. Diablo in California...7 times, hence the name of the event "7 for 70.” This herculean task is estimated to take him 14 hours.
Many thanks for helping me help Mike, and the men, women and children of Awake, Uganda. See you at our classes!