Help an Austin family and get fit, too, with Crush Fitness

Crush Fitness is helping these two sisters and their family get the care they need.
Crush Fitness is helping these two sisters and their family get the care they need.

Since March, I’ve been working on a story about Belle and Abby, two Austin sisters who have a rare disorder that has been called childhood Alzheimer’s. Next week, Belle, 6, is going to start an FDA clinical trial for a new medication to block the disease’s progress. Abby, who is almost 2, will get the same shot, but not be part of the trial.

The family is trying to raise $300,000 through a Go Fund Me site. https://www.gofundme.com/savingbelle We’ll follow them through their journey and share their story in June.

You can help before that. Crush Fitness, http://www.crushfitness.com, is launching a new class series called Crush for a Cause. Crush classes include cardio using treadmill and weight training and resistance exercises in a 55 minute workout. Attend a workout for $30 and 50 percent will go to the charity. After class, enjoy free snacks and beverages.

The first Crush for a Cause helps Saving Belle and Abby and is happening 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The next one is 10:45 a.m. May 21 and will help Team in Training to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can sign up online at crushfitness.com or on the Crush Fitness App. Crush Fitness is at 300 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite O.

 

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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