Fighting For Wade and Leading The Charge Against Neuroblastoma


Enlist now to raise awareness for neuroblastoma, an under-funded, little understood form of pediatric cancer through funding research and providing direct financial assistance to families in the fight with this deadly disease.

This will be Core Strength & Performance’s 2nd year supporting Wade’s Army, a nonprofit 501(c)3 leading the charge against the pediatric cancer, neuroblastoma. Celebrating the courageous life of Wade DeBruin, ( Sept. 22, 2009-Nov. 12, 2011), we are rallying troops to continue his fight against this disease.

Wade’s Army was created to rally against neuroblastoma and give this pediatric cancer a name. Last year, we raised over a hundred fifty thousand dollars in Wade’s name for research and support for families battling the cancer. Wade’s Army offers tax exemptions for individuals and companies that show support. 



WADE DEBRUIN (2009-2011)

Wade DeBruin was born on September 22, 2009. Weighing a healthy 7.4 pounds, he was the perfect big brother to his twin sister Hadley.  Extraordinary in every way, beautiful, calm and alert.  But all of that changed 19 months later, in May 2011, when Wade was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Up until then there was absolutely no indication whatsoever that he was sick. He was a magical little boy meeting every milestone and playing right along side his big sister Ella and twin sister. We used to say he had the laugh of a unicorn. It was as magical as he was, lifting up the spirits of everyone who was around him.

What defines Wade is his strength, courage and resilience. Wade endured 7 rounds of high dose chemo, 3 major surgeries, 6 minor surgeries, a multitude of medical procedures and nearly 6 straight months in the hospital. His resolution is what has led us to continue his fight by creating awareness to this terrible cancer, supporting families going through treatment to fight it, and funding the most promising research to one day find a cure for Neuroblastoma.

On November 12, 2011 Wade’s little body could not fight anymore, his little organs were failing and the cancer had taken over. Surrounded by his Mama, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and lifelong friends, Wade let go in the comfort of his parents arms.(* information taken from here)

For this reason, we acknowledge Wade’s Day on his Heavenly Anniversary celebrating life, our ability to care for ourselves and others.


FREE Body Composition Analysis when you donate $30 or more to Wade’s Army!! (or buy a shirt)????

We want to put our Medical-grade Body Composition Analyzer to good work by offering you all a reading that goes beyond the scale.

Our InBody Analyzer accurately & precisely measures fat, muscle and total body water. Why’s that important to you? Because now you can see what you are REALLY made of????????. Each scan will get a results breakdown with one of our coachs and suggestion on how to improve your body composition based off of your results. Read more about it here.

It’s called Wade’s Army for a reason. We are a growing support network, a team, standing in solidarity with families stricken by neuroblastoma. We embolden children and parents with the strength they need to carry on the fight. Every penny will help us achieve our gym fundraising goal of $1,000 and a lofty Wade’s Army goal of $225,000!!????????

If you donate at least $35 by October 15th, you can claim your Free body scan as well as your shirt in time for Wade’s Day; and decide right where your money goes:
1. International Neuroblastoma Research Initiative ????
2. Direct financial support of family battling neuroblastoma ????
3. Green Kitchen in Children’s Hospital ????
4. Wade’s Army operation costs ???? .

Donate by purchasing shirt here

Wade’s Day, November 12, 2018, marks the eighth anniversary of our Hero’s passing. Join us Saturday November 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm to honor the day of his passing seven years ago. Wade’s Army supporters around the world having been banding together in their Wade’s Army Uniforms to honor Wade and his battle with neuroblastoma with our hero workout:


Complete 5 rounds for time:
One Arm DB Power Snatch – 11 reps 30/50
One Arm DB Thrusters – 12 reps 30/50
Pull Ups w/ the 30/50 lbs DB – 11 reps

*You can alternate hands as needed during the workout to complete total reps. Scaling options for all fitness level will be provided. Donations are not required to complete the workout.

* PRIZES for top male and female finish times as well as free Fitaid drink for all finishers. High Five’s in abundance and excessive photos of highly motivated people will be taken!!