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Local Businesses Help Bring Project Fit America to North Fork

JABS NY health studio of Mattituck is helping Greenport and Cutchogue East Elementary Schools by raising money toward bringing Project Fit America to the North Fork. JABS has already raised $5,445 toward a goal of $30,000 for this project, which is an endeavor undertaken by JABS and their partners, the Mattituck Lions and Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Jill Schroeder, owner of JABS NY and the recipient of the East End Women’s Network “Woman of the Year 2014” award, says, “We are thankful and appreciate the donations we have received so far! We are planning some additional fundraisers to bring this amazing program to the kids of our community.”

A huge supporter of local charities, Schroeder has had her hand in a multitude of other causes, raising money for heart health, breast cancer awareness and animal shelters. JABS NY’s focus remains on community and group fitness as a means to enrich people’s lifestyles by providing an inspirational environment to promote health.

Jason Leonard, a trainer at JABS, ran the NYC Marathon for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Team Wellness in 2015, raising $4,402 for charity.

Project Fit America is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide schools with the equipment, curriculum and guidance needed to reduce the onset of childhood obesity and diabetes. The national organization made its first appearance in New York State in 2013 by launching its program in all five of Riverhead’s pubic elementary schools. Since then, the Riverhead program has proven very successful, even winning the inaugural Suffolk County Community Health Improvement Award for the district in 2014.

“Every child deserves to grow up active, fit and healthy,” says Stacey Cook, Executive Director of Project Fit America, “This project will impact hundreds of kids for years and years.”

Visit crowdrise.com/jabssupportsprojectf/fundraiser to donate toward bringing Project Fit America to the North Fork.

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