The Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club will hold the annual Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence (WOWO) benefit day earlier this year: Sat., Feb. 9.
The event’s objectives are to raise awareness about the serious issue of domestic violence, and to raise funds for the local domestic violence agency, A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND). The agency provides counseling, legal advocacy, education and support at no charge to families affected by domestic violence.
As the event organizer, the Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club recruits benefit day partners among local fitness businesses and professionals. To date, 22 wellness facilities are secured for the 8th annual event including a few new facilities and activities. The Givins Castle will host a mindfulness/meditation class and Bethany Union Church will offer Hypnosis Galore, which supports smoking cessation and stress reduction. Bethany Union will also offer a make-take craft class for the non-workout crowd.
Cathy O’Loughlin, who coordinating facility sign-ups for the Morgan Park Juniors, said that some facilities will be offering classes in two locations. Barre It All will offer classes in Mt. Greenwood and Frankfort, and Beverly Barre will be teaming up with Open Outcry Brewing Company to offer a much larger space and of course, a beer after class.
Online registration for WOWO begins Jan. 9 at www.anewdirectionbmp.org. The suggested donation is $25.
Founded in 1934, the Morgan Park Juniors provide service projects that contribute to the quality of life in Beverly/Morgan Park. In addition to Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence, the club supports the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry, local CPS elementary schools, BAPA, Beverly Arts Center and Ridge Historical Society. To learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities with Morgan Park Juniors visit morganparkjrs.wordpress.com.