17th Annual Fitness for a Cure

presented by Flexecution, Inc.

Purchase Tickets Fundraise for St. Jude

March 19, 2016

Family Event
11:30 a.m.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Lowell, MA 01852

Fitness for a Cure Gala
6 p.m.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Lowell, MA 01852

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Join us for the 17th annual Fitness for a Cure benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

The Family Event will showcase the talent of our young St. Jude Performance Team members, face-painting, raffles and other kid-friendly activities.  

The main event is the semi-formal Fitness for a Cure Gala featuring a private sponsorship reception, live and silent auction, fitness show, and live entertainment themed in celebration of our 17 years of support for St. Jude. Last year’s events were our most successful to date drawing over 1,200 attendees from the Boston metro area and Greater Merrimack Valley, and raising over $406,000 for the lifesaving work of St. Jude.

We have set a lofty goal to raise $500,000 this year to bring our 17 year cumulative total to $3.7 million. Together, we can achieve this milestone and make a significant difference in the life of a child with cancer.

Want to learn more? See a video and photos from previous events or contact Kaitlyn Fitzgibbons at kaitlyn.fitzgibbons@stjude.org.

  1. To donate an auction/raffle item, download this form.

  2. Sponsors have found Fitness for a Cure to be a unique way to entertain clients, business associates, employees and friends alongside a guest list of some of the most community-oriented and philanthropic businesses in the area.

    This year’s gala will feature an expanded private reception for our sponsors and event VIPs, fostering increased networking opportunities for you and your guests.

    Your generous support enables us to increase awareness and support for St. Jude, making a lifesaving difference for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

    Download our sponsorship packet.

    Become a Sponsor

  3. The St. Jude Performance Team was created along with Fitness for a Cure 15 years ago. Led by Sherri Sarrouf, the team’s focus is to raise money and awareness for St. Jude through their performances. The team performs every other year at St. Jude, where they spend time with the patients during their visits. With unique insight on the patients and families they are helping, the team educates and entertains communities in which they perform. The 2015 St. Jude Performance Team consists of 15 adults and over 100 local children, all of whom volunteer their time and energy.

    The team is open to anyone over the age of five.  Members are expected to attend monthly practices beginning in November, with additional practices in the months of February and March. All practices take place on Sundays.

    If you are interested in joining the St. Jude Performance Team, please contact sherri@slsfitness.com.


  4. Show your support for the kids of St. Jude or sponsor a participant by visiting our fundraising website.

  5. Fitness for a Cure began when St. Jude supporter Sherri Sarrouf decided to host an evening event to raise money and awareness for St. Jude. Sherri believes it is very important to "pay it forward". Being blessed with two healthy children keeps Sherri focused on giving back.

    In 1999, Sherri put together a team of fitness professionals and dance performers who believed that those that are strong in mind and body should give back to the sick and less fortunate. Attendees of the inaugural event left feeling energized from the performers, the upbeat music and the exercise demonstrations. Most importantly, everyone felt great about giving to such a lifesaving organization and motivated to exercise!

    Since its inception, Fitness for a Cure has raised more than $3.6 million for the kids of St. Jude. Last year’s events were our most successful to date drawing over 1,200 attendees and raising more than $405,000.

    Thanks to the support of the Greater Merrimack Valley communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Fitness for a Cure has provided St. Jude with vital funding – but St. Jude still needs our help.

Fitness for a Cure

2015 Sponsors


Miracle Sponsor


Abel Womack, Inc

Align Credit Union


A-Z Design & Build, LLC

Babson College

Bob Dale Gloves and the Cortez Family

Sheryl Bourisk and Paul Minda

Bushnell Construction

Carr Management, Inc

Deirdre and Norman Carr

Cassandra Salon. Shoppe. Spa

Circle Health 

Classic Built

Colliers International

Commonwealth Motors and the Daher Family 

Compass Packaging Solutions, Inc


The Homsey Family

The Howard Family

LPL Financial

Madison Security Group, Inc

McDonalds of Amesbury, Andover & Newburyport – the Haley Family and Mary Lietz

Cowan, Bolduc, Doherty & Co.

Cross Insurance 

Jeanne and Jeff Cutrone

Demoulas Foundation

The Dunlop Family 

Natalie and Shane Egan

Faison Group Benefits, Inc

Feeley, McAnespie, Inc

GFX International

Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge 

Herbein & Company, Inc

Melanson Heath & Co

Mitchell Electric, Inc

The Murphy Family

Dalia and Ramzi Nuwayhid

Steven C. Panagiotakos, ESQ.

Mary and Joe Rahal

Leela Rangaswamy and Martin Hart

Andrea and Chip Rogers

S&H Painting

Schleuniger, Inc

Scholastic, Inc

SLS Fitness

SNSL Construction, Inc

Springboard Schools, Inc

Sumex Design

Amy and Lawrence Thibodeau

Lisa and Chris Wilson

For more information, please contact:

Kaitlyn Fitzgibbons
(617) 965-5262

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