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White Tiger Martial Arts holds kick-a-thon for breast cancer awareness

October 16, 2012
  • Students at White Tiger Martial Arts in Hagerstown participate in a kickathon at the school to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Fund Walk to fight breast cancer.
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The students at White Tiger Martial Arts in Hagerstown held a kickathon Sept. 15 to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

This year, the Kick-A-Thon for Breast Cancer raised $4,253.

Mr. Jimmy, the owner and master instructor at the school, asks his students to challenge themselves and kick more than 1,500 kicks in a one-hour kicking session.

This year, they surpassed the goal and kicked 1,600 kicks to raise the money.

There were many tears on the mat as one of the mothers of two of the students, who recently had a double mastectomy and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments, stepped onto the mat and kicked the final 10 kicks with all of the kickers.

Mr. Jimmy donated the money to the Washington D.C., 60-Mile Susan G. Komen Fund Walk. Hope Covert and her teenage son, Christopher, both black belt assistant instructors at the school, are being sponsored by White Tiger Martial Arts to walk the 60 miles this year. 

Hope Covert has lost loved ones to breast cancer. This is the third year in a row that White Tiger has raised the money to send Hope Covert to the national walk.

In addition to the kickers, several local businesses set up at the school and sold items and donated all of the profits to the breast cancer fund. A Mary Kay consultant, Tupperware Consultant, Consultant, Pampered Chef consultant, and others spent the afternoon at the school and helped raised hundreds of more dollars for the Susan G. Komen fund.

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