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Mr. Lee presents Ms. Wanda Castleman, a representive from Children’s Hospital a check of the money raised from the the 2012 board break-a-thon.

Submitted by Grandmaster Han Lee

The annual Han Lee Taekwondo Academy Board Break-A-Thon raised more than $12,000 for the Children’s Hospital in March at the event held at Douglas County High School. More than 300 students participated in the tournament.

“We are all very proud to be part of this wonderful cause,” stated Grandmaster Han Lee. “I got involved in this fundraising event five years ago when a young man 10-years-old came in to my studio asking about the Taekwondo lessons – he had no hair. Later, I found out he had been getting chemo treatment for cancer.”

Lee says he was so impressed by this young man’s attitude on life that he became inspired and from then on we have been organizing and promoting the board break-a-thon. “This young man was so full of life – no one that young should have to go through that.”

This year, another young man who is a black belt student in Lee’s school had a younger brother get very ill. The little brother had achieved his blue belt but he became to sick to continue training.

“He is getting bone marrow transplants from Children’s Hospital and all of our students dedicated this fund raising event in his honor,” explained Lee. “All the students deserve a big thank you. They worked hard to raise the money and it made them feel good about themselves. We are proud of each of them.”

So far, Mr. Lee’s board break-a-thons have raised more than $75,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

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One of Grand Master Lee’s students participate in the 2012 Han Lee Taekwondo Academy Board Break-A-Thon.



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