Columbia, SC, December 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Samurai Karate Studio, located in Columbia, SC, Richland Northeast, recently held a kick-a-thon to support the Defeat Diabetes Foundation. Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS stated, "I am a member of MADDCAPP, Martial Artists Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project, an organization that is made up of martial arts schools across the country, dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes and helping to prevent it."
MADDCAP was created by Andy Mandell, a man who has a severe form of diabetes, who was determined to do something about it. Mr. Mandell walked the entire perimeter of the United States, more than 10,000 miles and 8 years to complete, meeting people and raising awareness about this disease and what you can do to prevent it.
According to MADDCAP's website, "Diabetes is a chronic and preventable health condition that has reached epidemic proportions in this country. 24 million Americans have diabetes and one third of them don’t know it. An additional 57 million are at risk for developing the disease. If this disease is allowed to continue unchecked we’ll have over 66 million people with diabetes by 2025. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that one of every three children born after the year 2000 will get diabetes in their lifetime."
"We did the kick-a-thon because it is a very healthy activity for my students," commented Feldt, "but also to try and raise some money for this very worthy cause and Mr. Mandell's group, that does amazing work in the community!"
The school raised $508.00 and executed just over 62,000 kicks during the timed hour. "I am really proud of the effort my students and families made for this kick-a-thon," said Feldt, "I know the foundation will put the money to good use and hopefully we have brought attention to this terrible disease in our community.
Samurai Karate Studio teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate to children and adults, beginning at age 3 and up.
If you would like more information about this kick-a-thon, please call Sensei Feldt at 803-462-9425 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may learn more about SKS, by visiting www.samuraikaratestudio.net.