Happy March! How about this sunshine? I cannot get enough of it! I have been in my garden every afternoon this week! It makes me think about my sweet nephew Levi who is battling Leukemia, and no matter how tough his treatments can be, he brings sunshine to everyone he meets. I saw him a couple of weeks ago at his 4th birthday party. Before I left, he said, “I will see you when I feel better!”  Levi is doing well, but cancer is no joke. If you want to read about Levi’s journey check out my sister-in-law’s blog, The Vetter’s Blog.

I had to stop for a moment and think about how remarkable he is, and how I have so much to learn from his strength. I always wish I can make it better for him. We all do. There are so many children who have to fight Childhood Leukemia, and it just isn’t fair.  This is why I am partnering with Joe Tedesco from Architech Sports and Physical Therapy, who is a part of the FIGHT CLUB team. He has set a personal goal to raise $75,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The team’s efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today.  I am partnering with Joe to teach a Master Pilates Mat Class on April 1 at Core Studio Pilates and Yoga. When Joe contacted me and told me that he wanted to make Levi a part of his campaign, I knew I wanted to help him. So join us at our event, and if you can’t come and want to donate you can! You can make online donations beginning March 14.



$100 DONATION per person

Master Pilates Mat Class with myself and Joe Tedesco!

April 1

7:00p-8:00p (Matwork)

8:00p-8:15p (Q & A)

8:15p-8:45p (Healthy Snacks)

Donations will be accepted 2 ways and must be received to secure your spot! No walk-ins at this time! You can donate online and forward your confirmation of donation to info@corestudiopilates.com. Donations are accepted at this link: Joe’s Fundraising Page! Please note that we cannot start accepting donations until March 14!

  1. Joe is working to raise $75,000 as part of the FIGHT CLUB to help find a cure so make sure you are on his profile!
  2. Checks can be made payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and mailed to: Core Studio Pilates and Yoga PO Box 512 Monroe, NC 28111

I found this photo today of Levi at the beach last summer! That’s a good looking plank, Levi!

Let me tell you about Joe who lives in Charlotte with his beautiful wife and daughters. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As Director of ASPT at Architech Sports in Indian Trail, NC, he works with individuals from all backgrounds. Joe is known for his conditioning, athleticism, and ability to conquer obstacles like no other! I could tell you more, but his photos speak for themselves…

We hope you will join us on April 1 as we celebrate Levi, and honor him with donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I also want to send a shout out to the rest of the FIGHT TEAM with a great big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Drew, Julie, Levi, and Ellie…we honor you, we care so deeply for you, and we are fighting with you.

Healthy Please XOXO,



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