A YORK leisure centre and its American equipment supplier are urging people to get fit and raise cash for a cancer charity.
For every mile gym users log on a new pink Cybex treadmill at the City of York Council -run Energise gym next month, Cybex will donate ten cents toYork against Cancer.
Monthly members and registered casual users at Energise are being invited to keep the treadmill busy at all times.
The gym instructors will also be reminding people to ensure that the treadmill is in constant use throughout the whole period. The machine will be located in the main fitness suite, making it easy to use and very visible to all those working out.
Janice Wilford, from York Against Cancer, said: “Keeping fit, whether for health or competition, is proven to be important in helping prevent cancer. Be inspired by the Olympics and help raise funds for the charity by running a few miles on the pink treadmill.”
York Against Cancer is a small, local charity that funds facilities and services that are not provided by other organizations. This includes care services, a commitment to education about cancer and research undertaken through a collaboration between York Hospital and the University of York .
Cybex is the fitness equipment supplier who will be equipping the new, extended gym, which opens at Energise in October.