Jabz Happy Valley and Jabz Peoria, full-body circuit style workout studios that use boxing-inspired exercises, announced a partnership with Cure Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit that funds targeted research toward finding a cure for childhood cancer, while supporting patients and their families.
Through March 31, Jabz Happy Valley, located at 2005 W. Happy Valley Road, and Jabz Peoria, located at 24681 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy., will be hosting a series of donation-based classes to benefit Cure’s mission of conquering childhood cancer. The studios will each host four classes a week where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Cure.
These classes at both studios will be held:
• Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 a.m.
• Friday, March 12 at 8:00 a.m.
• Monday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 a.m.
• Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 a.m.
• Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 a.m.
• Wednesday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m.
• Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 a.m.
• Saturday, March 27 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. (Peoria ONLY)
• Saturday, March 27 8:00 & 9:00 a.m. (Happy Valley ONLY)
The partnership with Cure was inspired by Christina Peregrym, owner of Jabz Happy Valley and Jabz Peoria, and her personal connection with the nonprofit.
Ms. Peregrym’s godson, Easton, was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 2. In February 2020, Easton lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 3.
“My godson, Easton, fought incredibly hard to try and beat his battle with cancer, and is an inspiration to me every day,” Ms. Peregrym said. “His mother is a lifelong friend of mine who introduced me to Cure, and I knew we had to find a way to get Jabz involved. Cure is a fantastic organization that advocates for childhood cancer patients, raises awareness about childhood cancer, and directly supports patients and their families. I’m proud Jabz is playing a part in raising money to honor not only my godson, but the lives of every family who has been impacted by cancer.”
Cure was founded in 1975 by Emory University pediatric oncologist, Dr. Abdel Ragab. In the past 10 years, the nonprofit has invested more than $32 million into innovative research.
Cure’s programs also help address the physical, emotional, financial and educational needs of families during treatment.
“We are so grateful to Jabz for its commitment to fighting childhood cancer and honored to partner in memory of Easton,” said Kristin Connor, Cure’s executive director. “Every day, progress is being made toward cures for this terrible disease. Day by day, knowledge is growing and treatments are advancing. We are grateful for everyone who joins us in this fight. We must win. We will win.”