Kids Kicking Cancer Kick-A-Thon

Date: February 17th, 12:00 pm - February 17th, 3:00pm

Venue: Bernardo Karate Academy, 1165 Oxford St E, London, ON

Location: London

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WHAT: Kids Kicking Cancer Kick-A-Thon

WHERE: Bernardo Karate Academy, 1165 Oxford St E, London, ON

WHEN: Saturday, February 17th at 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Children wearing superhero costumes and completing 1,000 kicks to raise funds for Kids Kicking Cancer Canada. Also, some participants will complete a 90-minute cardio class with guest instructors including mixed martial artists Leo Loucks, Chad Laprise, Sam Stout and Mark Hominick.


Kids Kicking Cancer Canada’s program, the Heroes Circle, provides therapeutic martial arts classes in the community and therapeutic visits in the hospital for children and youth, aged 3 to 18, in pain (physical, emotional and/or intellectual). This evidence-based innovative program, that merges modern integrative medicine with traditional martial arts, addresses the overwhelming needs of children with pain. Specially trained black belt martial artists teach breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, in addition to traditional martial arts moves, to help empower children and provide them with a sense of Power, Peace and Purpose. The martial arts techniques unlock the student’s Power, and the focused breathing and relaxation work brings them Peace. While teaching Kids Kicking Cancer’s Breath Brake to others, they find great Purpose in their young lives.

Kids Kicking Cancer is a global movement with active programs in Canada, United States, Israel and Italy. The first Canadian hospital program was established in London, Ontario in 2013 providing therapy to patients at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, and weekly classes in the community. In addition, a partnership exists with the Thames Valley Children’s Centre and many of the children they serve are referred to the Heroes Circle class. Also, a class is held weekly for indigenous students at Antler River Elementary School, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

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