Throughout the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Torrey Hills’ WundaBar Pilates worked hard to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising over $5,000 for the hospital that never turns a family away because they can’t pay.
The cause is close to studio owner Bri Blonigan’s heart as her 4-year-old niece Brooklyn has been fighting
“Brooklyn has another four or so months of chemo to go, but because of treatment options developed by St. Jude, there's a good chance she'll be in remission after that,” Blonigan said. “We are so grateful.”
To fundraise, Blonigan and instructor Donna Hilles taught three donation-only classes at the studio on Sept. 23, raising $743 at that event alone. On Sept. 30, WundaBar held a successful donation-only mat Pilates class to benefit St. Jude at Indian Joe Brewing in Vista. The brewery donated $1 for every pint they sold that day and the event raised over $900.
WundaBar plans to hold a second day of donation-only classes on Nov. 4. The fundraising page will be live through at least Oct. 20 at events.stjude.org/teambrooklyn. For more on WundaBar Pilates, visit wundabar.com