FIT 4 THE CAUSE™ Fitness Flash Mob Non-Profit Achieves 501(c)(3) Status

New non-profit accelerates at Superhero speed
501(c)(3) status, board, celebrity advisors secured in 90 days

FIT 4 THE CAUSE™, a non-profit that combines social media-fueled flash mobs with fitness education and philanthropic giving, recently received its 501(c)(3) non-profit determination in only 90 days!

Founder, Chair and President Cindy Rakowitz has parlayed that momentum by securing a board of directors that includes celebrities FOX Sports broadcaster Tomm Looney, actor and director Paul Michael Glaser and actress/stuntwoman Caryn Mower. Neurological specialist Dr. Lorne Label - previously chief of staff of the Los Robles Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA has also joined to its Board of Directors.

PR Guru and Author Rakowitz, who recently received her ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certification indicates “Now we are poised to operate a serious, successful strategic business.

FIT 4 THE CAUSE™ raises money and awareness for local and national health needs by staging flash mob-style group exercise programs led by professional instructors and live DJs. Participants and spectators are encouraged to donate to the designated cause. Since each event features unique themes, diverse exercise disciplines and a variety of health related causes, FIT 4 THE CAUSE™ guarantees a unique educational experience complementing the traditional gym workout.

Past events have raised $2,500 in one hour for Cancer Support Community VVSB thanks to a corporate match from host WellPoint Anthem Blue Cross, $1,000 for a local Thousand Oaks man suffering complications from Type II Diabetes and $1,200 for a 2 year-old girl who is fighting Lymphoma. This quarter’s schedule includes a cardio kickboxing style H

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Conejo Valley Based Non-Profit Regenerate Films Celebrates 10th Anniversary

REGENERATE FILMS CELEBRATES TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

   Non-Profit Continues to Empower Youth and Amplify Voices through Creative Outlets

Formed in response to global issues facing young adults in a local community, Regenerate Films was born in 2002.  After a fatal car accident in the neighborhood, David Lee Miller and his son Jordan created the non-profit to address teen driving fatalities and suicide via public service announcements made by youth and for youth. 

Ten years later, Regenerate Films consistently provides outlets for young people who want to make a difference in their communities. This unique organization allows motivated kids to make their ideas a reality in film, music, artistic or educational campaigns...creating the ultimate opportunity for young visionaries in Southern California.

Building on the first public service campaign’s success, David, Jordan and a dedicated team of professionals created the feature film, My Suicide, a critically acclaimed international sensation. Released on the film festival circuit in 2009, the movie features Archie Williams, a budding filmmaker who announces his own death will be the subject of a media class final project.  Archie becomes the poster child for today’s struggling-to-find-itself generation, where his promise to off himself turns the social misfit into a star attraction for his classmates and the girl of his dreams. 

Thousands of teens worldwide embraced this film, declaring themselves to be “Archies.”  Director, David Lee Miller said, “The award recognition and reach of My Suicide pale in comparison to the Teen Suicide Prevention it spawned, pulling back young people and their families from the ledge.”  Prestigious audiences honored the film ranging from the staff of Pixar to The Pope. Fitting the mission of Regenerate Films, the movie reached a large audience at a visceral level while still being a rocking film. 

The momentum continued through Regenerate Films, spawning organic youth generated projects benefitting multiple non-profit organizations dedicated to sustainability and other social issues.  Now, Regenerate Films has a long and proven history of empowering youth by providing creative outlets with successful projects such as My Suicide (re-released as Archie’s Final Project), Open Borders Summer Music and Arts Festival and Cause Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy .

Additionally, the non-profit produced a documentary shot in Nepal, entitled I Will Find You. The film focuses on the victims of “enforced disappearances” –the  illegal kidnappings of suspected “enemies” of the State and of t

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