Fighters raise cash for teen with cancer
On Saturday, the 22nd of September, Evolution Martial Arts held their First Annual Fisher Peak Challenge Sparrathon at Selkirk High School Gymnasium in Kimberley. The event was a gruelling 2880 seconds or 48 1 minute rounds, of sparring in a friendly atmosphere, which equals the same height as Fisher Peak in meters.
The event was held to raise money to help 14 year old Jenna Homeniuk who is currently in Calgary’s childrens hospital, receiving treatment for Leukemia. There were 20 participants who took part in the event with members not only from Evolution Martial Arts, but with a number from the Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts including Guru Joel Huncar who graciously offered the support of some of his members to spar in the event. The event was a great success not only for Jenna, but for the spirit of friendship, co-operation and perseverance shown during the sparring. Event organisers, Simon Wachon and Robyn Cockell would like to give special thanks to everyone who took part, but especially to Bella who at just 4 years old, completed the whole sparrathon and raised over $400, to Joel from RMAMA and to Mike Honeyman of Arrow Installations, who also took part in and very generously matched the amount of $2027.11 raised on the day, to send Jenna an amazing $4054.22 in total for the event.
All the event participants hope the extra money will come in handy for Jenna and her family while they are living with treatment and the hardships which go with it. Please visit The “Fight for Jenna” facebook page, or go to cranbrookmartialarts.com to find out more, or donate.