Why would Stamford Athletic Club purchase a pink treadmill? Because its manufacturer, Cybex International, Inc. will pay 10¢ a mile to support breast cancer research for every mile logged on the new pink treadmill for the month of October, 2009, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
“Although the positive effects of exercise have long been known to reduce obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease – less well-known is that exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer.” states Paul Juris, Ed.D, Executive Director of the CYBEX Institute. “Data supports women of any age can reduce their breast cancer risk up to 23% with 6 or more hours/week of moderate exercise.”
Glenn Colarossi, Managing Director states “Stamford Athletic Club recognizes that breast cancer is the #2 cause of cancer death in U.S. women. We want to be part of the national effort to find a cure, for our members who are women and for women everywhere. When CYBEX offered us the opportunity to join the partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, we enthusiastically accepted. We think members will choose to work out on the pink treadmill
Additionally, we will open our Club to all individuals, not just members, to walk/run on this treadmill to raise even more money towards finding a cure. So many people have been impacted by this terrible disease, that I don’t want to limit this fund raising effort just to our members” said Glenn Colarossi.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
About STAMFORD ATHLETIC CLUB
Stamford Athletic Club has been serving the greater Stamford community for over 15 years, twice voted the “Number one health club in Farirfield County”. What makes SAC stand out from its competitors is its warm and friendly environment, “where you fit in”. Instead of loud vibrating music, every member has a personal flat screen TV to view while on a treadmill, bike or elliptical machine. There are no lines and there is ample free parking. In addition to a state of the art fitness center. Stamford Athletic Club also offers personal training, a four lane Jr Olympic lap pool, full court basketball, racquetball, and a wide variety of exercise classes. For more information visit www.stamfordathletic.com. 75 Third Street Stamford CT 06905 357-7555
Cybex International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for commercial and consumer use. The CYBEX product line includes a full range of both strength training and cardio training machines sold worldwide in over 85 countries under the CYBEX brand. Products are designed and engineered using exercise science to reflect the natural movement of the human body. Accommodating users from the first-time exerciser to the professional athlete, CYBEX products are available for a wide range of facilities from commercial health clubs to home gyms. For more information on CYBEX and its product lines, please visit the Company’s website at www.cybexintl.com.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. The Foundation supports scientists at top universities and academic medical centers worldwide conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. In October 2008, $34.5 million was awarded to 166 scientists across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and throughout Europe. And for the eighth consecutive year, BCRF received Charity Navigator’s highest rating, four stars, thus outperforming over 99% of the evaluated charities, while the American Institute of Philanthropy has awarded BCRF its highest possible rating of A+. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the U.S. to receive these accolades. For more information, visit www.bcrfcure.org or call 1.866.FIND.A.CURE.