Cho’s Taekwondo raises $3,700 for American Cancer Society

Cho’s Taekwondo demo team member, Diego Ayala, the youngest member of the school, kicks high in demonstration at the relay. Caitlin Burke is holding the board for Diego’s powerful kick.

Cho’s Taekwondo demo team member, Diego Ayala, the youngest member of the school, kicks high in demonstration at the relay. Caitlin Burke is holding the board for Diego’s powerful kick.

A group of little fighters, ranging in age from six to 18-year-old, from Cho’s Taekwondo recently united to raise money and awareness to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The group performed at the Relay for Life of Greenwich at Brunswick School in June and, in addition to performing at the all-night event to benefit cancer research, they raised a little more than $3,700. Going beyond individual fund-raising, team members held a car wash and sold tie-dyed T-shirts to raise additional funds for the relay.

“I was so excited to make the team,” said Diego Ayala, age six. “We don’t just practice Tae Kwon Do, we study hard to earn good grades and volunteer to help others. I know I’m small now, but by helping to raise money to fight cancer, I’m making a difference in the lives of lots of people.”

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds raised benefit the American Cancer Society.

Cho’s Taekwondo of Greenwich is a martial arts school for students aged four to adult. Classes catering especially to children are held daily on weekday afternoons and evenings and Saturday mornings. Cho’s Taekwondo promotes growth for its students by reinforcing self discipline, confidence, teamwork, coordination and physical fitness.

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