Operation Recover Arts Smile

Dear Gold Medal Fitness Family,

I wanted to write to you all from a place of gratitude.

I have met many incredible people through the Fit Body Bootcamp program and continue to meet more as we grow. I am constantly inspired by your stories, goals, and the connections you develop with each other as you work to achieve them. Every day, people are taking control of their health and fitness and making enormous changes in their lives.

When one of us triumphs, we all share their excitement and exhilaration. When one of us is struggling, I know we all feel their pain. It is because of this shared journey that I think of us as a family. As many of you know, one member of our family was recently hurt - Doctor and Colonel Arthur Bilenker.
He was in an accident while working on his truck and was in critical care for 4 weeks, after which he was transferred to the Kessler Rehab Institute.
(More details can be seen on the Facebook Page: Arthur Bilenker Support.)

This is why I am emailing to request your support with a sense of consideration for his enormous humility and desire for discretion. Art Bilenker is an incredible person - a man who served our country, is well know in our community for his humor and optimism, as well as in Cranford as the founder of Cranford Smiles.

I am so incredibly grateful for the permission I have been given by his wife Teri and daughter Carrie to provide an outlet for all of the love and support here at Gold Medal in the form of a charity event. They did not ask me to do this - As a matter of fact it was quite the opposite. But it's hard to do nothing when I have an ocean of loving supportive clients who need an outlet to express their love and support for Art.

I would be thrilled if you all joined me for a charity Bootcamp on Labor Day at 9:30am in honor of him. We are going to have an incredible time working out and there will be a suggested donation of $25/ person. 

Teri and Carrie have requested that I express their immense gratitude for the kindness shown to them in all forms. If you would like to contact them or would like to help in an alternative way, please contact Carrie at [email redacted]

I love you all so much, and really appreciate you taking the time to read this message. Have a wonderful week!

Ryan Pastore
  • Joy Urbanski 
    • $300 
    • 56 mos
  • Paul Lafkowitz 
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
  • Jesal Gala 
    • $30 
    • 58 mos
  • Martin Kenyon 
    • $30 
    • 60 mos
  • George Jeffrey Hall 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ryan Pastore 
Cranford, NJ
Carrie Bilenker