On the way down to Camp Pendleton for World Famous Mud Run, I became teary-eyed while reviewing our mission and vision for this new non-profit. The dream to help others through group exercise programs began about 7 years ago while morphing into a fitness lifestyle.   The long narrative on the estimated 40-page Form 1023 application for recognition of tax exemption reinforced that running a non-profit was my destiny. The timing of this year’s Mud Run at Camp Pendleton coincides with the filing of this unabridged application with the IRS. In both cases, you have to roll up your sleeves and get into the process without fear. In both cases, you work hard for the greater good.

Fit 4 The Cause in Thousand Oaks, California pledges its allegiance to educate America about living a little healthier. We have started the movement locally here in Thousand Oaks and we are motivated to rollout globally. We are pledging our fundraising efforts to health related causes to help individuals and other organizations.

Thank you Stevenson Fitness (www.stevensonfitness.com) for your unabashed commitment to community service. The 87 participants from Stevenson Fitness in this year’s race represent our community’s dedication to fitness and public service. I’m proud of our alliance! I’m thrilled to have Lisa Stevenson on the Board of Directors for our new organization.

Raising money for health related causes associated with our military service people is definitely on our agenda!


Written by Cindy Rakowitz, Founder, Fit 4 The Cause