Margarita Saona
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One wave sets thousands in motion.

Our annual fundraiser supports scholarships, our Adapted Seido Karate program, and Violence Prevention outreach in the community.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$2,243 towards $1,250

Please help us support Thousand Waves. We believe it impacts the lives of many Chicagoans making us resilient peace makers.

Our family knows that our training has helped us survive not only the challenges of daily life, but also a heart attack, multiple heart surgeries, living with machines pumping a heart, a heart transplant, and the process of healing and recovering. All that while dealing with work, college, high school, homework, auditions, and more. All that, striving with patience. Many of the elements that helped us through all this, from our physical strength and the knowledge of our body, to the breathing techniques to control anxiety and pain, are things we gained in our training. We knew TW helped us and others both physically and emotionally. We did not know to what extent what we learned at TW was going to help us endure all these recent battles.

Thousand Waves is a mission-driven not-for-profit in the city of Chicago that has been active in the community for over 32 years with a mission to foster fitness, healing, empowerment, and peacemaking.

Spirit Challenge Fundraiser supports Thousand Waves' work in three critical areas:

  • Scholarships, which provide funding for children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to study karate or self-defense.
  • Adapted Seido Karate (ASK), a partnership with RIC that provides karate for youth with disabilities.
  • Self-Defense/Violence Prevention, which provides Self-defense and Bystander Intervention workshops and courses all over the city.

Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!