Did you know that since 2014, the Fitness with Rachel team – that’s all of you – has donated over $12,000 cash to local non-profits, plus many thousands of dollars worth of additional donations in the form of goods and services? I can’t tell you how happy and proud that makes me!

Our biggest philanthropic event every year is the Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer, and it’s that time of year again! In 2014, we were the biggest team. In 2015, we raised the most money. My goal in 2016 is to be BOTH the largest team, AND the team that raises the most!

Breast cancer has touched many of our lives, directly and indirectly, and I love to support this walk in particular because the funds raised all stay local and help out our friends and neighbors in the community.

Here’s the details: the walk is on Saturday, March 12th at 8am. You can walk, run (or even better, dance) a 5k, 10k or 15k route. It’s $50 for adults, and $20 for kids. If you commit to raising $100 or more, the registration fees are waived. Join the Fitness with Rachel team by clicking here.

Can’t make it that day? Sign up anyway! I’ll collect your goody bag the morning of the walk for you! Alternatively, simply make a donation to the Team as a whole. I’ll be holding at least one day of fundraising classes too  – so there will be plenty of ways to contribute.

Every year, I try to sweeten the deal to encourage as many of you to register and raise as much as possible. I think I’ve got the best deal I’ve ever come up with this year. Are you ready?

Just for registering for the walk, I’ll give you a $25 credit with Fitness with Rachel (added to your account on the day of the walk). That’s effectively a refund of half of the registration cost.

Everyone who raises $100 or more will be entered to win 6 months of unlimited Zumba classes – that’s a $240 value!

The top fundraiser will receive a special golden pass that will get you intoANY Fitness with Rachel class or session (Zumba, Zumba Gold, Barre Express and Tabata Express) – for the entirely of 2016! That’s worth nearly $1500!

The best part? It really much easier than you think. Register, then email your friends and family asking for their support, let your business associates know, and post to your social media. You’d be surprised how much support you’ll get when you simply ASK!

I do hope that you’ll join us any way you feel able. Let’s show Santa Barbara what a tight knit little community like ours can band together and accomplish.

Please join our team by clicking here!

Thank you for any support you give to this cause.