QUAD TOWN        Vol. 45        No. 39    October 19, 2010


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"Help a Child Initiative"

Be Part of The Cure

Volunteers For the Tommy Fund - Academy of Kempo - Help a Child Initiative - Lanphier Day Spa

Pictured: Some of the volunteers and children at a Tommy Fund Family Function.


Hamden: Last month the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts asked for your help, as they entered their second annual push in their fundraiser for the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer and the response has been a good one. On October 10, 2010, the Ciarleglio family dropped off over 950 craft kits, books and art supplies that were donated to the Academy of Kempo’s “Help a Child Initiative”. The major contributors to this drop off were the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts students and their families, and S&S Worldwide in Colchester CT.  This fundraiser has been an ongoing project for the Academy, “We have been very fortunate to have the support of our students, family members and friends at the Academy with this ongoing project and now we are gaining the support of many others throughout the state” said Frank Ciarleglio.

The “Help a Child Initiative” is a program started in October of 2009 by Ciarleglio, the Instructor at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden, to help children with life threatening diseases.

“The Academy is continuing to collect arts and crafts material for children as young as infant to 21 years of age. These items include but are not be limited to, Tempera Paints, sand art kits, bead kits, window painting kits, wood projects and jewelry kits. We are also collecting items that can be decorated, such as white tee shirts, white pillowcases, I-pod cases and cloth bags and general items needed to assist The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer and the Child Life Specialist-Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital,” said Ciarleglio.

Now there are another two Donations Centers. The Lanphier Day Spa located at 8 Devine Street in North Haven has joined in to collect arts and crafts materials, and they are hosting an “Evening At The Spa” which will benefit the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer through the Academy of Kempo’s “Help a Child Initiative”. The “Evening At The Spa” is on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Come to the Lanphier Day Spa, which is Connecticut’s premier Day Spa with a staff of caring licensed professionals that are trained to pamper you and enjoy a gentle massage, a cleansing facial or rejuvenate your appearance with their full service hair and nail salon. The Day Spa offers private facilities for both men and women. Please come to relax, enjoy and leave the stress of the world behind while helping children with life threatening diseases.

To experience Lanphier Day Spas exceptional services for this special cause call 203-248-3333 for your appointment, walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates can be purchased at the “Evening At The Spa” for any future visit. Free babysitting is available courtesy of the Youth Activity Center at Healthtrax. To see a list of services offered please visit www.lanphierdayspa.com.

The Academy has a list of items they are collecting as well as a wish list from the Child Life Specialist-Pediatric Specialty Clinic on its web site, www.academyofkempo.com.

All products can be dropped off at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, located at 1890 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Connecticut 06514 or the other Donation Centers listed above. For more information on how to get involved, you can contact the Academy at (203) 288-9990, or visit them on the web at www.academyofkempo.com.

Monetary contributions are welcome in check form made out to the Tommy Fund or by visiting the Tommy Fund’s web site at www.tommyfund.org. To have your donation go strictly to the “Help a Child Initiative” please note that on your check.


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