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Cancer charity seeks moms for contest

Sunday January 23, 2011 10:38 AM By Eileen Holliday

Moms Who Kick, a charitable organization that raises money and awareness for breast cancer research, is seeking a few good moms.  Joanne Hutchins, one of the group’s founders, said they are looking for mothers over the age of 18 who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for its Model Mom Contest for its 2012 calender.   Up to 10 winners may be selected (five in the 40 and older category, and five in the 40 and under category). Each winner will receive a professional photo shoot from Brenner Photo Productions in Plainview and appear in the 2012 calendar.

“It’s a project near and dear to my heart,” said Hutchins, of Bayville. “My mom is a survivor and my aunt who lives in New Zealand is a survivor. … It’s proven through exercise that certain cancers can be prevented.”  Hutchins said the winners should be selected by mid-April and photo shoots could start by the end of April. The cost of entry is $25.  The deadline for applications is March 31.

Visit for complete details and official rules.

In 2009, Moms Who Kick started doing the calenders that feature moms exercising. The calenders sell for $10 and can be ordered on the website. Hutchins said since the group’s inception in 2008, it has raised over $30,000 for the American Cancer Society.

All proceeds collected in association with the Model Moms Contest will benefit The Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospitals and breast cancer research.

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Issue #75  Nov 2009

“Mom’s Who Kick”

By Susan Rhonda Friedman

 Seiko Hanshi Rick Diaz will be donating a portion of the 2009 Karate Tournament of Champions (KTOC) to the “Moms Who Kick” for Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society. The‘Moms Who Kick’ project is a tribute to all women who have battled with breast cancer. All the moms involved in this project are over 40 years of age, in excellent physical condition, and train hard in the martial arts, kickboxing, and overall fitness!

 As this disease affects all of us, the “Moms Who Kick‟ hope to make a difference in the fight to find a cure. Their vision is to raise support and funds to help eradicate breast cancer, KTOC will help support their cause. 

Joanne Hutchins, founder of “Moms Who Kick” is an avid Martial Arts enthusiast, who holds a Black Belt in Karate. She is currently training in Mixed Martial Arts and the art of Jeet Kune Do. Knowing first hand that hard work and dedication does pay off, Joanne is committed to helping others achievetheir optimum physical condition and fitness goals. A firm believer that knowledge is power, she is passionate about her cause and teaching self-defense and safety awareness. Joanne has delivered numerous powerful and motivational Safety Seminars.

 Kudos to Joanne and Hanshi Diaz for their dedication to the “Moms Who Kick” and their strong commitment to the martial arts.

 To receive your calendar, kindly send a suggested donation of $25 to:

The American Cancer Society c/o Carole Vande Velde

75 Davids Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788

Attn: “Moms Who Kick”


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