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Pure Barre Bronxville Supports The AFYA Foundation

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As Part of a 300 Nationwide Pure Barre Studio Outreach Campaign Pure Barre "Stronger Me. Stronger We." fundraising challenge, August 3-31, 2015. Proceeds to benefit efforts to improve health care in Africa and The Caribbean

EntSun - Aug. 3, 2015 - BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Pure Barre Bronxville is hosting a "Stronger Me. Stronger We." fundraising effort to benefit The Afya Foundation. Each year Pure Barre studios across the country select a charity for this fundraising effort and Pure Barre Bronxville has chosen to partner with Afya. This Westchester County-based non-profit collaborates with healthcare centers and physicians across the country to collect and deliver surplus medical supplies and equipment to health care workers and facilities in countries in need of these provisions.

All proceeds from this campaign will go to benefit Afya's long term capacity building efforts in African Nations and Haiti and to its disaster relief efforts, including most recently in Nepal.

"Afya's work can have a significant impact on the health of individuals and their communities in Africa and The Caribbean by giving health care providers medical supplies they need but either cannot afford or cannot get – and we can no longer use here," said Hollis Morris, Marketing Manager of Pure Barre Bronxville. "Through our clients' support, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to Afya so it can continue its efforts toward a healthier global community. Pure Barre Bronxville has built such a strong sense of community in the year we've been open I am excited to see us pull together for this great cause."

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Individuals interested in participating in Pure Barre's fundraising campaign can be made through www.crowdrise.com/purebarrebronxville. During the month of August, all first time attendees can take a Pure Barre class for a $5 donation to The Afya Foundation. Simply go to www.crowdrise.com/purebarrebronxville and donate $5 (or more!) and put in the notes: "PB class."

PBB also will be hosting an online silent action between August 3-25, 2015. To view auction items and bid on services and other items, go to www.32auctions.com/PBB. Additonally, there will be an in studio raffle from August 5th-August 25th. Stop by the studio, 2 Cedar Street, Bronxville, NY to purchase tickets. Tickets go directly towards the item(s) you are interested in!

"We are honored to be selected by Pure Barre Bronxville for its annual 'Stronger Me. Stronger We.' fundraising campaign," said Danielle Butin, MPH, OTR. founder and executive director of The Afya Foundation. "We will be able to increase our shipments of health supplies and equipment to hospitals in Africa and The Caribbean. Through Pure Barre, will also increase awareness of the significant health care issues and needs of families living in these regions."

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Pure Barre is also offering donors, supporting The Afya Foundation campaign, a discount for new clients. New members will get five weeks of unlimited classes at its four-week rate of $99.

About Afya Foundation

Afya Foundation's mission is to help improve the health of individuals living in Africa and The Caribbean. This non-profit organization collects surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment and humanitarian provisions from health care facilities and businesses and private donors to support disaster-related health programs and on-going health initiatives. Since its founding in 2008, Afya has recovered and shipped more than 6 million pounds of donated supplies to more than 50 countries, totalling more than $26 million. The organization has been recognized by the Greater New York Hospital Association. Eli Lilly, GreatNonprofits and the United Nations. For more information on Afya, visit www.afyafoundation.org.

About Pure Barre

Pure Barre has more than 300 studios across the country, offering fast-paced, non-impact 55-minute classes that help participants build muscle and bone density, burn up to 500 calories and enhance flexibility. The Pilates-based core work strengthens abdominal and back muscles. For more information on Pure Barre and its Bronxville studio, go to http://purebarre.com/ny-bronxville.

Danielle Butin

Source: The Afya Foundation of America

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