Use your imagination. What does one wear to a creative Black “Tee” soiree? Men can take the easy route and simply wear a black T-shirt with their elegant Tuxedo jackets. Ladies…those LBDs are perfect. Feel free to gussy up more formally if you prefer. It is more pressing that you claim your table now because we are selling tables fast. For event details, check out this article

Our newest All-Star Sponsors include Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation, supporting our tribute to survivor and advocate Lisa Aaronson-Roub; BBSI (Barrett Business Services) Business Management Solutions for Small Business and Ingber Weinberg LLP. We also welcome TIFA as our newest in-kind dessert sponsor. Secure your table now through emailing or visiting our Gala page.

Brady Poppinga

Brady Poppinga – Perennial Fit 4 The Cause Kind of Guy

We are most excited about 2010 Super Bowl Champion Brady Poppinga who joins us as a major obstacle smasher! His late night television style interview with FOX Sports Talk Radio host Tomm Looney promises to be quite entertaining.

Brady Paul Poppinga is a highly respected obstacle smasher! His high motor performance, speed, and agility always kept him on top of his game. Athletic injury never kept him down for very long.

Mr. Poppinga is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 2005, he enjoyed many years of success with the NFL team.   Poppinga also signed with the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys later in his NFL career. He played college football at BYU.

In addition to his commitment to athletic excellence, Mr. Poppinga is a serial philanthropist. While attending BYU, he worked as a motivational speaker at a school for troubled teenagers and taught Sunday school in his church organization. He postponed his college football career for two seasons while serving as a missionary in Uruguay, South America. He currently acts as a youth leader, giving hour-long motivational and moral lessons weekly as well as supporting other youth activities. He has supported the Boy Scouts of America and American Family Insurance Military Cap Campaign through public service announcements. A participant in the All-Pro Dad event, he encouraged fathers to become more involved in their children’s lives. He also recorded an intro for one of the units included in the Green Bay Packers Fit Kids program.   His charitable contributions are never-ending and we are honored by his Fit 4 The Cause support.

He married Brooke Hubbard in 2002 and enjoys family time with their 4 children.



That’s right! No holds barred! Expend calories by throwing the biggest tantrum ever. Enjoy the therapeutic primal screams! Capture this episode on video and upload it to a social media platform near you. Like Fit 4 The Cause on facebook and tag us with your outburst. Best fit with the most shares can win you two tickets to the Miracle of Movement Gala at the Sheraton, Agoura Hills on September 19th, 2015.* Tag people and call them out if they ignore your request. Losers can donate direct to   Join us in this global frenzy—you’ll enjoy the cathartic release! Fitness Guru Chris Stevenson kicks off the campaign.

*Contest winners will only receive two VIP tickets to the Gala at a $500.00 value. No other expenses covered for winners. All videos must be uploaded to the Fit 4 The Cause Facebook page no later than August 15th, 2015.


Amber Bailey

Volunteer of the Month: Amber Bailey at the Mud Run

Amber Bailey is an Event Coordinator with by day and a bartender by night. A Richmond, VA transplant, she received a degree at the competitive Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA as well as the highest honor with the Kirov Academy of Ballet’s Exams in her teenage years. She went on to receive her BS in Marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Amber currently lives in the Conejo Valley area with her boyfriend and 2 pugs. She is a member at DePaz Energie Cardio Studio and enjoys hiking, running, reading and volunteering in her free time. She’s participated in Fit 4 The Cause group exercise “fun”-raisers and is a member of the Miracle of Movement Gala Host Committee. We cannot thank her enough for coordinating the Gala Pre-Buzz Happy Hour at Bogies on August 14th, 5-9PM. Mark your calendars and join the celebration. Additionally, she secured a case of Opolo wine for our Gala’s silent auction.

Join us for Gala Pre-Buzz Happy Hour on August 14th, 5-9PM



You Pledged—We Committed and Conquered!

Our prestigious Board of Directors navigated muddy waters to raise money and awareness for health needs. Our brilliant webmaster, Chris Woo created a crowd funding system through Group Rev’s digital platform allowing our civilian marines to engage in their own fundraising campaigns. Our Board commanded over 50% of our overly ambitious financial goals. Now we all know we just have to work harder next year. Special thanks to our board’s ambitious “fun”-raisers, Hallie Blau, Dee Levy, Eric Hunt, Henry Eshelman, Chris Woo, Brian Sullivan and Dr. Lorne Label. Board Counsel, David Adelman and F4TC Founder, Cindy Rakowitz mud wrestled everyone into action ensuring mud-raising success. Special shout goes to our filthy partners in crime, Stevenson Fitness. Lisa Stevenson hosted an extraordinary pre-event carb load dinner at Buca di Beppo.


FIT 4 The Cause and California Jazz & Wine Festival—Perfect Together

Fit 4 The Cause raised nearly $3000.00 in ticket sales from this phenomenal event presented by Rotary Club, Westlake Village, Sunrise. Gigantic thanks to Heywood G. Friedman, Friedman Bartoumian Law for the generous “cross-training” support. Our NPO receives 50% of the proceeds. We love working hard and playing harder.



Perpetually appreciative for your online donations, we have a limited supply of promotional items available. For donations $50-100 dollars, you are eligible to receive a package of five quality greeting cards perfect for any occasion. For donations over $100, you are eligible to receive hand embroidered fashionable hats. In order to claim your thank you gift, just send an email to

F4TC Hats

F4TC Marketing Committee modeling the F4TC Hat

F4TC Greeting Cards

F4TC Greeting Cards


Saturday, October 24th, 12:30-4:30PM

12:30 Pre-event community fair and registration

2:00-4:30PM Dance

Yerba Buena Elementary School benefitting Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

Click here to purchase your tickets now!