Golds Gym Got Fit and Gave Big!

The 2014 “GET FIT EXPO”

 Pumped up the community to get fit while raising money for

“The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation” with Gold’s Gym St. Peters, MO – The entertainment was amazing with Bitter Pill jamming on stage, ZUMBA dancing in the parking lot, kids jumping high on the trampoline, a kids boot camp, an outdoor obstacle course, The Swat Team geared up kids, photos were flashing in the photo booth, delicious food being served and exciting vendors educating hundreds of guests. The 3rd Annual “GET FIT EXPO!” to benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation (The Snow Foundation) Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at Gold’s Gym, 5230 Hwy 94 in St. Peters, MO was absolutely fittastic!!!

This Get Fit Expo – hosted and produced by the Executive Gold’s Gym team and local personality, Kelley Lamm, encouraged everyone to get pumped to get fit, Saturday, May 17, 2013 at Gold’s Gym while raising awareness and funds for the The Snow Foundation.

Raquel’s Story

by Stephanie Snow Gebel

In October of 2010, my five-year old daughter, Raquel, was diagnosed with Wolfram syndrome, a rare disease which initially presents as Type I Diabetes and ultimately progresses to vision, hearing and brain loss. The onset is typically at 4-5 years old with a 5-8 year span before hearing, vision and brain degeneration begins. Tragically, sixty percent of patients affected by Wolfram syndrome die by their 30th birthday.

As a mother, my heart aches and it’s hard to breathe when I think of watching my child deteriorate before my eyes. But, I believe God knows that I can make a difference, first for this outstanding team of Washington University School of Medicine researchers, and ultimately for children everywhere affected by this disease.

Please help me raise the money needed to conduct these Wolfram Clinics. The team at Wash U,  led by Dr. Fumihiko Urano, is very close to identifying potential treatment options. I am confident that with the money raised, this team of researchers can find a cure to stop the neurological degeneration of Wolfram syndrome, as well as those affected by other neurological disorders. They are so close, but it all comes down to funding. Please help contribute to our foundation and help save my daughter and others like her.

The “GET FIT EXPO” kicked off with the Get Fit Obstacle Course designed for whole family! Rock Wall Climbing and springing high in the air from an onsite trampoline. Gold medals went home with many who participated in the INDOOR TRIATHLON, people enjoyed Live Music by the band BITTER PILL and guests received beauty tips, nutrition, medical advice, healthy living programs, personal trainers, family friendly activities and endurance challenges, that helped to STRENGTHEN our community.

 The first 300 guests received the perfect Gold’s Gym SWAG BAG filled with healthy items. Expo guests purchased tickets for a chance to winthe “Ultimate GET FIT Prize Package,” A four-night Funjet Vacations all-inclusive Riviera Maya getaway for two. Stacy Woodard was the lucky WINNER of that amazing trip and will be packing her bags for the perfect Get Fit Vacation.A strong campaign promoting the community to get fit while benefiting The Snow Foundation was a huge success!

About the Snow Foundation: Stephanie Snow Gebel, daughter of the late Jack Snow, “Voice of the Rams”, founded The Snow Foundation with her brother, former San Francisco Giant and Six-Time Gold Glove Winner, J.T. Snow, when her daughter Raquel was diagnosed with the rarest form of diabetes, Wolfram syndrome, at age 5. Wolfram syndrome typically strikes children around the tender age of four with a five-to-eight year span before the loss of hearing, vision and brain function begins. The Snow Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for Wolfram syndrome research in hopes of revolutionizing the diabetic world.

Lamm notes “It takes one person to help one cause at a time to create a deliciously alive world




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