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Planet Fitness Reaches $5 Million Fundraising Milestone Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced that together with its franchisees, partners and members, it has raised more than $5 million since 2016 for its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This fundraising effort is made possible through Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness among youth. Read More...

Planet Fitness And Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center Team Up On ‘Students With Solutions’ Nationwide Contest, Empowering Today’s Youth To Promote Kindness And Prevent Bullying
Posted: October 15, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - As part of its continued commitment to prevent bullying and promote kindness among today's youth, and in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Planet Fitness, Inc. is teaming up with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, the nation's leading nonprofit bullying prevention organization, to launch Students with Solutions. The contest invites classrooms across the country to share ideas that can help prevent bullying and is now open for entries through December 31. Read More...

Life Time Joins Forces with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Posted: October 7, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, a luxury athletic resort designed with health, wellness and community at its core, is working with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help sick and injured kids have a fighting chance at a healthier tomorrow. The partnership will come to life on October 12 when 32 Life Time destinations will host the inaugural Crushin’ It for the Kids charity workout benefitting eight local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, along with the Life Time Foundation, which partners with school districts across the country to eliminate harmful and artificial ingredients from their food programs. Read More...

CycleBar Partners With Young Survival Coalition in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted: September 30, 2019 in Chains

CycleBarIRVINE, CA - CycleBar announced that it has partnered with Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the country’s oldest and largest young cancer non-profit, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The cycling brand is launching its “Pink Lemonade” CycleGives campaign to raise money for the breast cancer organization, which provides free resources and programs to support, educate and empower women diagnosed before their 41st birthday. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs To Raise $185,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: September 25, 2019 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, one of California's top community destinations for health and fitness, has announced its goal to raise $185,000 this October in its annual In-Shape Fights Cancer campaign. If In-Shape reaches this goal, it will have raised $500,000 for local chapters of the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children's Hospital in just five years. Read More...

Gym Launch Co-Founders Pledge $1-Million to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘After-School All-Stars’
Posted: July 2, 2019 in Suppliers

GymLaunchAUSTIN, TX - Alex and Leila Hormozi, co-founders of Austin-based Gym Launch, pledge to donate $1-million to Arnold Schwarzenegger's After-School All-Stars, making it the largest donation in the organization's history. The pledge was made at the seventh annual Westime Charity Evening at Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles home. This marks the Hormozis' third milestone in a larger goal to raise a total $2.7-million for After-School All-Stars over the next three years. To date, the Hormozis have raised $200,000 for the organization. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Becomes The Largest Single Donor to ALS Research Through Fundraising Collaboration with Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS
Posted: June 26, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Thousands of Orangetheory members across the United States and Canada raised $4.5 million during ALS Awareness Month for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, an organization fast-tracking effective treatments and an ultimate cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This year’s record-breaking results bring Orangetheory’s total giving to more than $10 million over just three years, making it the most successful campaign in Augie’s Quest history. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Breaks Record With $42 Million Raised In 2019 For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: April 3, 2019 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, raised $42 million in 2019 through its signature indoor team cycling events, making it the most successful year to date. A total of $222 million has been raised since inception, with more than half of that total raised in the past three years. 100% of every dollar raised directly funds groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Global Partnership With Special Olympics
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Chains

Anytime FitnessWOODBURY, MN - Avowing their shared commitment to helping all people lead healthy, happy lives, Anytime Fitness is pleased to announce a global partnership with Special Olympics. Anytime Fitness will encourage the owners and staff members at nearly 5,000 gyms to voluntarily coach, train and support Special Olympic athletes worldwide. Read More...

ThanksUSA Partners with Professional Pickleball Registry to Support Military Families
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryMCLEAN, VA - People of all ages are enjoying the sport of Pickleball, making it one of America’s fastest growing sports. In coming weeks, this new army of athletes will be partnering with ThanksUSA to support military children and spouses in reaching their educational and career aspirations. Read More...

In-Shape Health Club Raises $130,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: November 17, 2017 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, a top California destination for fitness and recreation, announced it raised $130,000 for cancer research in the month of October during its Fight Cancer campaign. Funds will go to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Read More...

Equinox And Maria Shriver Partner On Move For Minds 2017
Posted: November 23, 2016 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak announced at the company’s High Performance Living Summit in New York City, that Equinox, a leader in high performance living, will once again partner with Maria Shriver and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement on their highly successful Move for Minds event, a first-of-its-kind crowd-funding and awareness-raising live experience focused on brain and body health. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Launches 2017 Battle To Beat Rare Cancers: Over 1,000 Supporters Rally In Times Square
Posted: October 3, 2016 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, welcomed more than 1,000 supporters to Times Square on September 30 for the fourth annual Times Square Takeover, an all-day celebration featuring seven high-energy cycling rides on stationary bikes, led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner. The Times Square Takeover was presented by smartwater, the longstanding official hydration sponsor. T-shirts were provided by New Balance, the official apparel sponsor. Read More...

More Than $1 Million Available To School Districts Committed To Serving Healthier Meals
Posted: September 15, 2016 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOULDER, CO - Dedicated to improving school meals in America, three top school food nutrition foundations are opening the second round of School Food Support Initiative grant funding, committing more than $1 million to support up to seven school districts across the nation. Launched in 2015 by the Life Time Foundation, in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Whole Kids Foundation, the School Food Support Initiative helps motivated school districts establish healthier meal programs by providing technical assistance, strategic planning and funding opportunities needed to improve operations. Read More...

Planet Fitness Builds First Ever Judgement Free Fitness Center Within A Boys & Girls Club As Part Of National Anti-Bullying Initiative
Posted: September 7, 2016 in Chains

Planet FitnessNEWINGTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, known for its Judgement Free Zone and non-intimidating environment, has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms with a surprise unveiling of the nation’s first mini Planet Fitness gym housed within a Boys & Girls Club. The brand new fitness facility was built in the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, N.H. and will provide nearly 1,700 kids and teens the ability to work out and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, and most importantly, do so without being judged or bullied. Read More...

ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport, and The Studio Fitness Clubs Donate $22,354 to The Navy SEAL Foundation
Posted: August 31, 2016 in Chains

Leisure SportsPLEASANTON, CA - Leisure Sports announced that its family of fitness clubs --ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport and The Studio-- raised a grand total of $22,354 in benefit of the Navy SEAL Foundation, exceeding last year’s fundraising efforts by over $2,000. Navy SEAL Foundation ambassador Mark Kendall graciously accepted the funds on behalf of the organization. Read More...

Ecore Employees Collect Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Food for Food Bank
Posted: May 11, 2016 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore, a flooring manufacturer whose mission statement is: we transform reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces that make people's lives better. and its 254 employees at its Lancaster, PA plant demonstrated those last 4 words: making people's lives better. Recently, 11,416 pounds of food was collected for New Creation Church in Lancaster City as part of the Lancaster Chamber's #ImpactLancaster Leadership Challenge. Sponsored by EF Strategic Consultancy, local businesses were encouraged to make a difference in their community. Read More...

acac Fitness and Wellness’ 30 Days Fundraiser Brings $94,940 to Area Non-profits
Posted: May 4, 2016 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At acac, community members worked out and gave back during the month of March. They purchased a 30-day membership for $30, and 100% of the membership fee was donated to non-profits in local acac club communities. In total, they raised $94,940 for area non-profits. Read More...

HealthQuest’s Fit for Heart Health Raises Over $7,000 for the Cause
Posted: February 28, 2016 in Independents

HealthQuestFLEMINGTON, N.J. - HealthQuest hosted Fit for Heart Health on Sunday, February 21st with the community teaming together with an Indoor Cycling, Lifting and Kids Running Challenge to raise over $7,000 for the Heart and Vascular programs at the Hunterdon Medical Center. HealthQuest hosted this special event during Heart Health Month in memory of longtime employee, Tony Tierno, who passed away suddenly in 2015 due to complications with his heart. Read More...

Big Ass Fans Helps Fund Cancer Center
Posted: October 23, 2015 in Suppliers

Big Ass FansLEXINGTON, KY – Big Ass Fans announced it has raised $25,000 for a new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment suite at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. The company last month began donating 5% of all sales in the state of Kentucky until $25,000 was reached. The promotion was conducted in partnership with Dr. Jonathan Feddock, a radiation oncologist at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Read More...

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