Leslie Danzig
Leslie Danzig's Fundraiser

One wave sets thousands in motion.

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

$545 towards $600

The whole Danzig family trains at Thousand Waves. It all began with Ezra, who is now an advanced brown belt and hoping to test for junior black belt next fall. Simone will soon be an advanced green belt. Adrian & Leslie are both yellow belts. Its a huge part of our family life.

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 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 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 us meet our goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!