Fundraiser set for fitness instructor Loni McIntosh’s cancer fight

Friends of a longtime local fitness instructor who’s fighting brain cancer (“and winning!” they add) have organized what you could call a fitting fundraiser to help with her medical bills – 3 workouts in 3 studios in 3 hours on April 21st (with three instructors teaching each type during each of those hour). The event’s at Allstar Fitness, where Loni McIntosh is well-known. $10 suggested donation – and you can even pay in advance!. Besides the workouts, organizers promise food, beverages, music, and a silent raffle. The afternoon’s schedule is here.

14 Replies to "Fundraiser set for fitness instructor Loni McIntosh's cancer fight"

  • Wet April 11, 2012 (4:24 pm)

    This is exactly why we need National Health Insurance. Why when you are struggling with cancer should you have to worry about paying your health care bills.
    Best of luck to you Loni!

  • Seatttleseabug April 11, 2012 (4:40 pm)

    Totally agree Wet, in the meantime Allstar here we come!

  • 2 Much Whine April 11, 2012 (5:38 pm)

    I’m not a workout class at Allstar kind of person (more like an elliptical at the Y kind of guy) but I would love to contribute to the silent raffle. Loni is amazing and awesome and I will gladly donate a custom piece of glass on her behalf for the silent raffle. Who do I contact?

  • Isa Isa April 11, 2012 (5:59 pm)

    Loni is wonderful! She’s been teaching for years & years. Her birthday is soon after the benefit… Hope we can give her a seriously large cash bday present!

  • LM April 11, 2012 (7:25 pm)

    Only in the USA do we have to have fundraisers for healthcare. I certainly wish her well!! I heard a Canadian on the radio say NO ONE there has to file for bankruptcy due to medical costs. What a concept…. Hugs and lots of healing to you Loni!

  • AlkiAnne April 11, 2012 (7:40 pm)

    You can call Allstar for information about donating items and they can direct you to the right person. I gave my donation directly to one of the instructors. They do need the items by Wednesday (the week of I think) so they can make little cards for them and get things organized.

    And if you can’t attend, you can still always donate at Key Bank!

  • JoB April 12, 2012 (7:33 am)

    what a great idea for a fundraiser

  • Kim April 12, 2012 (7:42 am)

    I asked the organizers about how to make donations for the silent auction. If you are on Facebook you can Like this page:
    and then chat with them directly via the page about the best way to make a donation.

  • Hana April 12, 2012 (9:11 am)

    Loni is our Sunshine in West Seattle and I want her wonderful spirit and smiles back to Allstar. We love you Loni!

  • Rick April 12, 2012 (10:46 am)

    Do you have to be a legal citizen of Canada for their national healthcare program? Not sure if I’ve ever heard but for the most part, sounds lie a decent system.

  • Rick April 12, 2012 (12:37 pm)

    Oops. Like a decent system.

  • Elizagrace April 13, 2012 (6:56 am)

    Can’t wait to help in any way I can!! I am recruiting former Urban Fitness members – which is where I first met Loni over a decade ago! Fight on lady! Give that cancer a right hook, left, right, left, uppercut, left, right….

  • Christine Cranston April 13, 2012 (5:06 pm)

    How can I donate more $$$ than the amount of a few classes? Where can I send a check or pay online? I’d like to support Loni’s healing process. Loni, you might try acupuncture to strengthen your life force during this difficult time. I strongly recommend David Goodell or April Hulvershorn at the Center for Classical Five-Element Acupuncture ( in Queen Anne.

  • Loni's Mom April 13, 2012 (10:20 pm)

    It’s emotionally thrilling to read all the
    supportive and affectionate messages. Thank
    all of you!!!

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