Only a few Christmas decorations are up already in stores — aaargh! — but Al DiGuido is ready. The holidays are around the corner, and he’s got work to do.
The founder of Al’s Angels — the volunteer organization for children with cancer and blood disease that provides over 2500 families with holiday meals, and nearly 6000 kids with holiday gifts — is moving into high gear with the next fundraiser: “24 Hours of Hope III.”
The concept is simple: Anyone can raise money from friends, relatives, colleagues and sponsors based on the amount of workout time you spend at the Fitness Edge clubs in Norwalk and Fairfield, any time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7.
Every penny goes to providing holiday meals and gifts. This year, over 3,200 families — including nearly 6,000 kids — will benefit over Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
The goal is $100,000. Right now, total pledges are over $35,000.
“We are committed to do as much as we can for as many children and families in need,” Al says.
“You work out every day. Well, every workout counts. Every minute counts. Every dollar counts. We are counting on you.”
For more information — or to sign up — click here.