Haiti After Dark event encourages people to sweat for a good cause

Danielle Ferguson

Surefire Fitness wants people to work up a sweat in the dark for a charitable cause on the night of Nov. 21.

Surefire Fitness is hosting Haiti After Dark, a workout event in the dark with a DJ where people can be covered in glow sticks and paint. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Surefire Fitness, 126 S. 3rd St. The event is intended to raise money for Mission Starfish Haiti.

Exercisers must be at least 10 years old. Donations can range from $10 to $10,000, with five different donation levels. The first 50 people who donate online have a slotted spot in the glow stick workout. Donations will be accepted after, but they won’t be able to participate in the workout for safety reasons.

Sign up and donate at surefire-fitness.com.

Mission Starfish Haiti, started by ISU graduate Silentor Thomas Esthil-Henderson in 2012, aims to provide children in the poorest regions of Haiti with education opportunities. On Oct. 1, 2012, 172 students attended the school in Gonaives, Haiti. Now serving children in grades kindergarten through third, MSH hopes to add a grade each year until the school can serve children kindergarten through ninth grade.

Donation level one

$10 – Entry

Entry into the event, with DJ Chris Van Dam providing the music.

Level two

$25 – Entry and glow

Surefire will light you up with glow sticks, body paint and black lights.

Level three

$50 – Entry, glow and t-shirt

Entry, glow effects and a Mission Starfish Haiti t-shirt.

Level four

$100 – Entry, glow, t-shirt and personal training session.

Those whom donate $100 to Mission Starfish Haiti will receive all the perks from Haiti After Dark, plus a one-on-one personal training session with a certified Surefire personal trainer.

Level five


A $10,000 donation will give you two options to choose from:

1. A lifetime group member of Surefire Fitness. Or…..

2. Shaving Jeff Barton’s head. Barton is the owner of Surefire Fitness.