Anytime Fitness Forster is inviting club members and the community to come together for Tread As One, a fundraising challenge in support of R U OK? being held from May 15-22
More than 250 Anytime Fitness Clubs across Australia will be involved in the event, with the aim of raising $500,000 for suicide prevention charity R U OK?
"We're encouraging the community to run (or walk) as many kilometres as possible to go towards the club goal of 1200 kilometres and fundraise along the way," club manager, Karen Wilkins said.
"Sixty-five thousand Australians attempt to take their own life each year, this gives us 65,000 reasons to run.
"Anytime Fitness is fundraising for R U OK? because we know that meaningful conversations and checking in with those around us can change a life.
"Tread As One is a way for the community to come together and make a positive impact to raise awareness in a fun and supportive environment."
By taking part, Anytime Fitness Forster hopes to raise at least $6500 to contribute to the overall target.
Sixty-five thousand Australians attempt to take their own life each year, this gives us 65,000 reasons to run.Karen Wilkins
Tread As One will bring the community together to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention charity R U OK?
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 18-44, with more Australians losing their lives to suicide each year than road accidents or skin cancer.
Tread As One is open to everyone.
If you're not an Anytime Fitness member, but still want to take part, drop into the club and pick up your free 14 day pass for you to utilise our facilities before/after the challenge, Ms Wilkins said.
To register, donate, or find out more information, go to https://www.treadasone.com.au/fundraisers/AnytimeFitnessForster, contact Anytime Fitness Forster on 0459 277 498, or visit shop 15 Stockland Shopping Centre.
Contact: Karen Wilkins firstname.lastname@example.org 0459 277 498
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