A Real Housewife Gets Fit For A Good Cause

“RHONJ” star Teresa Giudice opens up about the NephCure Foundation and the family that has long inspired her.

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Teresa Giudice is opening up her heart -- and flexing her muscles -- for a good cause.

On Sunday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star will host a fundraiser and workout session in Fairfield, NJ all in the name of the NephCure Foundation, a charity the 40-year-old has supported since competing on the fifth season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Giudice recently spoke to Celebuzz about NephCure and Matthew Levine, the young boy whose kidney disease has inspired the TV star to lend a helping hand.

“I have four daughters and I could never imagine what Matthew, his mother Dana and sister Sydney go through everyday,” she said. “This is why I have chosen to help the NephCure Foundation. I will go anywhere at anytime to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for Matthew and others with FSGS [focal segmental glomerulosclerosis] and nephrotic syndrome. I want to help find a cure for these two devastating kidney diseases that destroy kidney’s lives and families in its path.”

Sunday’s event, held at the Get Fit Health and Fitness Center, will start with a meet and greet with Giudice at 10 AM, followed by a 90-minute workout session with the star and her trainer Nicole Greco Peepas.

“After I met Matthew and his family I knew I wanted to help . . . when Celebrity Apprentice asked me on the show I knew that anything I could get would go to help him,” Giudice said.

Although she was fired in task 13, Giudice donated her earnings of $70,000 to NephCure.

“I’m asking all my family, friends, and fans to please come out and support a great cause to help Matthew. You can get fit, have fun and donate to help such a special little boy.”

For more information, check out the NephCure Foundation website.

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