NEW YORK, FAIRFIELD, Conn., and NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's Angels, a non-profit charitable organization founded by Westport resident and Zeta Interactive CEO Al DiGuido, today announced it will be hosting its 3rd annual 24 Hours of Hope weekend fundraiser at Edge Fitness Centers in both Norwalk and Fairfield, CT.
24 Hours of Hope is designed to raise awareness and funds for thousands of children in the tri-state area who are suffering from cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. Throughout the two day event, participant s will be sponsored by family, friends and colleagues as they work out on stationary bicycles , treadmills, ellipticals and dozens of other fitness machines at both clubs. This year's event will also feature an expanded schedule of workout classes, including Zumba, Yoga & Spinning
The 24 Hours of Hope event has been a great success in recent years, raising as much as $100,000 last year alone. The goal for this year's event is to exceed $100,000 in donations.
With limited spots available, participants are encouraged to register in advance at www.24hoursofhope.com. The site will allow them to schedule for their hour(s) of workout time along with signing up for their choice of workout classes. Once again this year. Those that work out will be treated to great music, super healthy snacks and the knowledge that ever y minute is counting to help those in desperate need.
Key Details are as follows and more information can be found at www.24hoursofhope.com
- When – Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th
- Where - Edge Fitness Center – Norwalk – 542 Westport Avenue –
- Where – Edge Fitness Center – Fairfield – 500 Kings Highway Cutoff –
- Donation – Al's Angels is asking ALL participants to raise at least $60 per workout hour in sponsorships
- Registration - Register at www.24hoursofhope.com
- Sponsorship - Sponsor a 24 Hours of Hope participant and/or team at www.24hoursofhope.com
All proceeds from this event will go directly to Al's Angels which was founded in 2004 by digital marketing and publishing industry pioneer, Al DiGuido to help families challenged by cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial distress. The mission of Al's Angels is to provide financial and emotional support to children suffering from these challenges and provide them moments of joy during the upcoming holiday season.
Through his leadership of Al's Angels – including the Annual Thanksgiving & Hanukah/ Christmas meal drives, Holiday toy distribution, 24 Hours of Strikes, 24 Hours of Laps and many other initiatives, DiGuido has earned the reputation as one of the Tri States areas most influential philanthropists.
Al's Angels ha s partnered with other organizations such as Tomorrow's Children's Fund, St. Barnabas, Union Community Health Center, CLASP, Mercy Learning Center, Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian and this year four new hospital partners in Long Island to provide special children and their families with much needed assistance.
Al's Angels events throughout the year such as 24 Hours of Hope, 24 Hours of Strikes, 24 Hours of Laps have all received enthusiastic support from many in the tri-state area, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the work of the group each year.
ABOUT AL'S ANGELS
Al's Angels was founded by Westport, CT resident Al DiGuido in 2004 as a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty. Al's Angels not only distributes meals and gifts for needy families, but also sponsors fundraising events and activities for affiliated churches and social service groups, provides them with fundraising support and works to encourage greater public giving.
SOURCE Al’s Angels