Boca businesses collect canned goods for Haiti relief in exchange for ‘boot camp workout’

(Contributed)

(Contributed)

BOCA RATON — You can exchange 20 canned goods, that will be sent to Haiti for post-Hurricane Matthew relief, for an intense one-hour workout on Saturday, Oct. 29, courtesy of a Boca Raton chiropractor and a local nonprofit.

The Upper Cervical Institute of Florida, a chiropractic clinic run by Dr. Gregory Jean-Pierre, along with the Eat Better, Live Better Foundation, a Boca-based nonprofit, is hosting a fundraiser to aid the people of Haiti, who were devastated by the Category 4 storm that touched down earlier this month.

In exchange for either $20 or 20 cans of food, participants will get a one-hour boot camp-style workout session on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m., according to coordinators.

The event will be held at  Del Mar Office Park, at 7301A W. Palmetto Park Road in Suite 304B. Attendees are asked to bring their own mats and towels.

Haiti’s government has estimated at least 350,000 people need some kind of assistance following Hurricane Matthew. The country’s Civil Protection Agency put the death toll at nearly 300.

For more information about the fundraiser, visit the event website.