Partnership reinforces impact of exercise and fitness on cancer prevention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 7, 2012
(Alexandria, Va.)–The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting a 5K “FUNdraising” Walk on September 30 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and LifeSpan Fitness is supporting the event as the Exclusive Fitness Partner. The 5K FUNdraising walk will be chaired by Ms. Katherine Kennedy, and will raise funds for the Foundation’s national cancer prevention programs, which include early detection research, screening and education.
“We’re working with LifeSpan to let people know exercise can help prevent cancer,” said Jan Bresch, the Foundation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “LifeSpan is helping fund the event, and generously contributing products like fitness equipment and accessories to our participants.”
The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K FUNdraising Walk, now in its 4th year, is open to everyone. In 2011, the Foundation welcomed more than 25 FUNdraising teams and over 350 participants from the Washington metro community, and as far away as California and Quebec.
“LifeSpan’s mission is to help people live healthier, more active and longer lives, which is a charge we share with the Prevent Cancer Foundation,” said LifeSpan Vice President of Sales Bobby Krause. “This 5K is one way our commitment goes beyond our products. The wellness community’s success is our success.”
Families are encouraged to bring their children and pets. The event will include food, entertainment and activities for all ages.
LifeSpan employees will be forming a team of “virtual walkers” and will be using LifeSpan Treadmill Desks on the day of the event to be a part of the FUNdraising festivities. Can’t make to the 5k? Follow LifeSpan’s lead and register as a “virtual walker” to raise vital funds to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! To register, form a team, donate or volunteer for the 2012 Prevent Cancer 5k, visit preventcancer5K.org.
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.
About Lifespan Fitness:
LifeSpan makes fitness gear that fits your lifestyle. Anyone can safely use LifeSpan at home and at work, inside and outside. Combining comfort, quality, design and affordability, LifeSpan uses technology to track your real-world progress against your virtual goals. Consistently winning awards from trusted sources, including Health magazine’s “America’s Healthiest Company,” LifeSpan’s commitment to health goes beyond business, to its work with medical nonprofits and community fitness events. LifeSpan was founded in 2002, and is based in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit lifespanfitness.com.