Fitness Chain Aims to Raise $50K for Make-A-Wish

Posted By on September 11, 2017

Mountainside Fitness, the locally owned and operated health club chain, will begin fundraising for Make-A-Wish Arizona for the 7th consecutive year on September 18.

“This is my favorite time of year to encourage everyone to help donate whatever you can,” said Mountainside Fitness CEO and founder Tom Hatten. “Whether it’s $10, $20, $30 or even your airline miles, it all makes a difference. The average wish costs $8,500 and every dollar someone donates makes a difference in the life of a child.”

Last year, the health clubs raised over $32,000, and this year, they’ve set a goal of raising $50,000 by selling Make-A-Wish Stars and special merchandise designed by State Forty Eight, hosting a raffle and special group fitness classes and by donating $5 for each new member who signs up in September.

Hatten is the previous chairman of the board for Make-A-Wish Arizona, and who has served on the board for six years. Over the last six years, Mountainside Fitness has donated a total of $500,000 to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

The fundraiser will end on October 15 with the Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes event taking place at Tempe Marketplace.


Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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