Breast Cancer is not a stranger to Long Island, New York or to the entire world, for that matter. It is hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by this disease in some way. While there are numerous efforts to raise awareness and money for this cause, Joanne Hutchins, Sylvie Gaeckler, and Art Koch wanted to do something different. The Moms Who Kick initiative represents their collective passion to help with this cause.
Moms Who Kick initiative is a calendar fundraiser that features black and white artistic photos of ten long island moms over forty who are in excellent physical condition, train hard in the martial arts, kickboxing, and overall fitness! Each month features one of the moms and a short bio. Cancer awareness information is also featured by month. The calendar runs from February 2009–January 2010. This initiative is a tribute to all women who have battled breast cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and their Breast Cancer Research efforts.