Acadiana Karate to host 15th annual Kicks for Miles Break-a-Thon

Posted at 4:37 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 07:26:10-04

Acadiana Karate is giving back to Miles Perret Cancer Services.

Acadiana Karate prepares for Break-a-thon

Coming up on Saturday, September 28th, they'll host the fifteenth annual Kicks for Miles "Break-a-Thon," supporting local cancer patients.

"All of the proceeds from all of our events go directly back into the community to help local families with cancer so that covers everything from medical supplies, nutritional supplements, wigs, transportation assistance and a variety of other needs and necessities for local families with cancer," says Sherry Hernandez, who is the community liason for Miles Perret.

Acadiana Karate will help with some of these costs by selling boards for students to break at the event.

"It's pretty cool to see a four year old, a five year old, all the way through adults breaking boards," says Sensei Stacey of Acadiana Karate.

The "Break-a-Thon," Stacey adds, is a cause that hits close to home for almost all of the karate students.

"Many families in our student body have been affected by cancer and they really get excited about this event because they've been helped so much by Miles Perret Cancer Services," she says. "So we really like this organization because the money stays right here in Acadiana."

Groups like Acadiana Karate are just as important to Miles Perret Cancer Services as the non profit is to the community.

"We are a non government funded non profit which means the only way we receive funding is from the local community through partnerships like our Kicks for Miles Break-a-Thon and through companies supporting us like Acadiana Karate," says Hernandez.