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What is Martial Arts for St. Jude?

Martial Arts for St. Jude is a volunteer-based fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The program can be hosted in a variety of ways to suit your academy. Many successful events have included:

  • exhibitions
  • kick-a-thons
  • board-breaking demonstrations
  • any other activities selected by the coordinator

How does the event work?

  • St. Jude sends your academy/studio a free event kit with coordinator resources, which includes posters, a St. Jude DVD and more.
  • Recruit your students to participate in the event and provide them with fundraising materials supplied by St. Jude.
  • Participants gain sponsorships from family, friends and coworkers through offline and online fundraising for event participation.
  • Donors can make pledges based on the performance of the participant or make a flat donation.
  • Coordinators and participants can earn prizes based on donations collected.

Why host an event?

  • Combine your passion for martial arts with helping to save lives of children battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
  • Provide a meaningful opportunity to bring your academy and community together.
  • Create partnerships between your academy and area businesses through event sponsorships.
  • Teach your students and staff the power they have through volunteerism.
  • Generate press coverage for your academy.
  • Contribute to St. Jude’s groundbreaking research and pioneering care to save the lives of children in communities everywhere.

Bring Martial Arts for St. Jude to your academy today. Call 1-800-567-0636 or fill out this form to sign up and receive your Martial Arts for St. Jude kit.

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