January 4, 2015

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You may not know how much you add. You may think it is small, but your impact is greater than you could realize. Every team member, sponsor and donor, every word of encouragement, every social media post like and share impacted this effort. We raised $18,580.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this year. You all became Warrior Dash St Jude Warriors. In 3 years we raised almost $50,000.00 together and you became a part of the Adventures of Miss Fit as well. This bulletin board hangs in my office and impacts me every day. You have taught me a lot. Believe in your power, It’s Real!  Happy 2015. xo Denise



MissFits 2014 Team Thank You
2015 is here but I realize that I can’t go into the new year without looking back at the last one. It’s the people, places and experiences, both good and bad that help to shape our lives and bring meaning to it all. Each challenge we face is an opportunity for growth (sometimes I have to say this out loud and as a reminder when things get really difficult). I have so many people to thank for making my life crazier, funnier, more beautiful and more meaningful. This is my MissFits 4 Life 2014 team. They have taught me so much and so have you. Thank you for the Inspiration, Thank you for the laughs and thank you for following us into the mud. MUD? Did we really do that again? Yes we did. We are the MissFits 4 Life.

 



December 9, 2014

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Walking around the Comikaze Convention last month I was really excited to meet comic book artist Karl Altstaetter, who happened to be working on a comic book sketch at the time. I immediately loved his work and started drooling. I wanted Karl to do a Miss Fit 4 Life drawing and I was delighted when he said he would. This is the result of a photo I took that day to give Karl something to work with and the end result. Do you see the resemblance?  My passion became part of my mission 3 years ago. Inspired by so many of you when I started running for St Jude, my mission continues today. The great news is Karl Altstaetter,is now on his own fitness journey. Health and Fitness be yours!



Author: Denise Masino
September 10, 2014

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Dear Friends!
Three years ago I met a group of activists who inspired me with the work they were doing in their communities.

At the same time I was also struggling with the heart wrenching reality that my aunt was terminally ill with Cancer. Her long difficult battle always made me feel helpless. I didn’t know what to do or say and all I wanted to do was find a way to help her.

As a life long athlete I have always been the consummate optimist and I found working out to be incredibly empowering. This is why I have dedicated my life to promoting fitness. I want to share the positive life changing benefits I have enjoyed through my fitness lifestyle.

When I realized that I could encourage my friends, family and my community to challenge themselves to become fitter with a Warrior Dash challenge and that we could help St Jude fight childhood cancer, it was like a lightning bolt hitting me.
I had found my activism.

This will be my teams 3rd year competing as St. Jude Warriors. We are The Miss Fits 4 Life –  A team of people who have come together from all walks of life to help St Jude in this fight. We believe that everyone deserves a chance at a healthy life, and my personal goal is to encourage health and fitness for all.

I hope I can inspire you to sponsor me or one of my team members by making a small donation and maybe even joining our team!

Wishing you and yours Health and Fitness
xoxo Denise Masino aka MissFit 4 Life!

For information on our team and to sponsor me please visit http://active-ism.com and click on my photo. All monies go directly to St Jude.

Thank you for your support.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the global leaders in finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. This is why I am competing as a St. Jude Warrior at Warrior Dash. I am going to crawl through mud and jump through fire in order to support St. Jude patients. Will you join the fight with me?

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude.
  • Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.
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I’m an Active-ist Denise Masino

Author: Denise Masino
October 14, 2013

Fuck Cancer
I’ve been an athlete my entire life and I have always taken part in ensuring that I do my part to live a healthy, fit life. This is the lifestyle I love promoting and the lifestyle I practice. I realized a long time ago that health is our greatest asset. Today my family will bury my aunt Carmen.  Today would have been her 60th birthday. She fought a long hard battle with cancer and I have always felt helpless when I thought of her struggles. Carmen is the reason I started running for St Jude last year. I run for the people I know who are fighting cancer.  This is my small way of promoting health and fitness while doing something to help. I know I won’t change the harsh reality of cancer, but at least I’ve found a way to stop feeling completely helpless about it. I am an Active-ist and doing my St Jude Warrior Dash on Oct. 26th is part of my Acitive-ism.
Please sponsor me if you can, $5.00 may not sound like much but it really is. Go to www.active-ism.com.
Love and Health! Denise