March 26, 2020 | Nashville, TN – On February 29, 2020, many boutique fitness studios in the Nashville area offered charity classes to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The joint effort, called All For One, signified the impact the fitness community can make when joining forces for a cause.
Each studio promoted charity classes to members and encouraged them to set up online fundraising pages to participate. Members shared their pages with family members and friends, asking for donations and competing with their studio.
Over the span of four weeks, 83 gym-goers set up fundraising pages and engaged 328 donors, raising more than $16,000 for Children’s Hospital. These funds will help support the hospital’s efforts to mitigate and treat COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Orangetheory Midtown led the fundraising competition, raising over $6,500 and engaging 33 members. The studio rallied behind their manager Kirsten, whose daughter spent the first 28 days of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.
“I truly believe without Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, she might not be here today,” Kirsten shared on Facebook.
Kirsten’s fundraising efforts totaled over $2,000 for the hospital, helping push her team to the top of the leaderboard.
Hotbox Fitness came in second place, raising $2,668, followed by Orangetheory Green Hills at $2,451 and Shakti Power Yoga at $1,534. Other All For One participating studios included CrossFit East Nashville, F45 Midtown Nashville, Orangetheory Brentwood and Orangetheory Melrose.
Other studios, such as Barry’s Bootcamp and Burn Bootcamp Hendersonville, hosted fundraisers for Children’s Hospital earlier in the year, while some locations, like barre3 Brentwood and Boothcamp, plan to host charity classes later in the year.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2019, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 13th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and recently added four new floors encompassing 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion helps to advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission. For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: ChildrensHospitalVanderbilt.org