Health club teams with American Cancer Society to eliminate breast cancer
August 27, 2008 · Updated 5:11 PM
ARLINGTON Carol Sluys has announced her Curves of Arlington is teaming with the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser during Breast Cancer Awareness this month to raise funds to help eliminate breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
New members who join Curves Oct. 8 - 20 will pay only $25 for the service fee when they bring in a minimum of $25 donation to the American Cancer Society or show proof of a current mammogram.
Current members who make a minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society will receive a donation certificate that can be filled out in honor of or in memory of a loved one to be displayed at the shop. Each $5 donation also entitles the member to put her name in a treasure chest and be eligible for weekly prize drawings all through October.
Curves founders Diane and Gary Heavin will donate 10 percent of the wholesale sales of all diane fragrance products in October to the campaign as well. Members who purchase diane fragrance products will also have their name put in the treasure chest. The fragrance collection includes eau de parfum, Shea body butter and refreshing body wash, and makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.
Curves of Arlington is committed to helping the women in our community live healthier, stronger lives, Carol Sluys said.
Breast cancer will touch about one in every eight women, but breast cancer death rates are going down. This decline is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and having access to improved treatment. By encouraging women to get mammograms and rewarding them for doing so, we are helping to fight and even eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime. Thats something we take very seriously.
Located at 20265 74th Ave. NE, at Prairie Creek Plaza, Curves offers a 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also offers a weight management program based on a groundbreaking, scientifically proven method to raise metabolic rate and end the need for perpetual dieting.
Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to more than four million women, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. Gary Heavin is the author of numerous books including The New York Times bestseller Curves, which is revolutionizing Americas approach to dieting. With more than 10,000 locations in 57 countries, Curves is the worlds largest fitness franchise and the ninth largest of all franchise companies in the world. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.