Michael May is himself a hydrocephalus survivor who has endured over 10 surgeries to treat his condition. “Michael really embodies the spirit of the whole Champion program, and we are proud to name him the winner of our very first Champion team,” said Joel Worrall, CTO for CURE International. “He’s overcome hydrocephalus and used that as a platform to help others with the same condition. He’s really making an impact with his life, and that’s what CURE Champion is all about.”
As the winner of the first CURE Champion team, Michael will travel to the Dominican Republic in November with CURE Celebrity Coach John Carter to visit a CURE hospital and meet some of the children who have received needed surgeries there.
The second CURE Champion team kicked off on September 9, 2013 and will run through December 10, 2013. CURE Champion is designed to help individuals attain their fitness goals while simultaneously raising money for life-saving and life-changing surgical needs of disabled children in developing countries. Team members are connected with children who require treatment through CURE and given a customizable webpage to promote and manage their campaign. When the fundraising goal has been achieved, a team member and coach will be randomly selected for a goodwill trip to a CURE Hospital to meet with patients and their families. CURE hospitals are located in Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia. The Tebow CURE Hospital is also currently under construction in the Philippines.
Three highly respected fitness coaches have signed on to assist the Champion Team 2 members meet fitness goals. Coaches will provide inspiration, and motivation, as well as training tips to assist team members in their quest to meet their fitness goals. Coaches for the second CURE Champion team are:
• Eugene DePasquale, Auditor General, Pennsylvania and accomplished collegiate athlete
• Jon Carter , fitness industry icon and star of his own workout videos
• Amanda Mason, certified exercise specialist and acclaimed surf fitness trainer.
The nationwide campaign is open and accepting applications from any individual hoping to achieve a fitness goal while using the ultimate motivation of changing the lives of children in need. To sign up, visit http://cure.org/
More about CURE & the Champion Fitness Coaches
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. DePasquale currently serves as the state of Pennsylvania’
John Carter's mission is to help, motivate, inspire, and encourage others to live a healthier and happier life. He has been published in over 50 fitness magazines, including a recent feature in Men's Fitness magazine. John also has a growing fitness community with over 95,000 members. He has appeared on national television and stars in his own fitness DVDs. CURE and John Carter are excited to help you achieve your fitness goals as well, helping children live a life free from their correctable disability. www.johncarterfitness.com
Based in Chicago and Costa Rica, Ms. Mason is recognized as a leading surf fitness trainer. Focused on discipline and the confidence gained when the body and mind are strong, Ms Mason experience spans areas of personal and group training, fitness classes, sports specific training, healthy promotions, wellness education, rehabilitation, health management and patient care. A 2007 graduate of Indiana University, Ms. Mason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Public Health.
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