Children with cancer to visit Santa's sleigh

newsWith the holidays right around the corner, we have started collecting toys at three locations of Around the Clock Fitness in Fort Myers — Six Mile, Boy Scout, Alico. Toy drive boxes at each location ask for the community's generosity to bring new and unwrapped toys that we will give out to families, who have been affected by childhood cancer. The toy drive will be available Nov. 9 through Dec. 15.

This years marks the third time we host our Christmas Gift Giveaway, but this time it'll be at an Icelandic Horse Farm in North Fort Myers, where we invite children, who have been battling this deadly disease, and their immediate family (siblings and parents). The event will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19.

At the event children will be able to choose from a great amount of toys we collect with the help of the community. They will also have a chance to play with horses, pet them, brush them and even ride if the weather allows.

We appreciate any contribution toward the event, whether it'd be financial support or toys, it will make that evening truly a special one for the kids and their families.

With any questions please contact Klaudia Balogh, director of communications, at