Team up with Fit4Good and CANSA on World Cancer Day!
31 January 2019 – Team up with Fit4Good and CANSA on World Cancer Day
Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019 is an initiative developed in partnership Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and Planet Fitness Gyms with the aim of raising funds for care and support programmes offered at all CANSA Care Centres country-wide, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to this cause.
The Fit4Good Planet Fitness Challenge launches on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2019. It involves a corporate and peer-to-peer fundraising event with popular fitness activities where participants form teams with the option of riding a stationary bike or running on a treadmill to raise money as a community of contestants under one roof, by cycling or running for a very worthy cause, uniting members of families, schools businesses and friends in the fight against cancer.
Events take place in May where teams can cycle and run, or just run or cycle at the Planet Fitness gyms in Plattekloof on 4 May, Wanderers Megaclub 11 May and Centurion Gate Megaclub and Fourways Megaclub on 18 May 2019.
Says Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability, “We’re so excited to be partners and offering a sports event where together individuals can create change and ‘do good’. We challenge individuals, families, friends as well as businesses and workplaces to take part and educate employees about cancer risk reduction. Physical activity helps to maintain a healthy weight that will assist in lowering the risk for various types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, colon and kidney.”
Cancer is a complex, life-threatening disease and one of the major killers throughout both the developed and developing world and affects millions of South Africans. A balanced lifestyle is key to lowering the cancer risk.
Scholtz adds, “Funds raised from the Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge go towards our care and support programmes which includes counselling, support groups, medical equipment hire, wigs, prostheses, stoma products, and accommodation for patients are living far from treatment centres at our CANSA Care Homes.”
How Fit4Good works:
The Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019 is open for registrations on Monday 4 February, World Cancer Day. Teams can register on www.fit4good.co.za and follow the easy steps in online registering a team. Each team is tasked with aiming for a R50k target in fundraising. Teams can challenge friends, family members, and colleagues to be part of a team and join the fight against cancer. Register to become an online fundraising activist and start raising funds. Teams can download our easy guide on how to register as an online fundraising activist. Or Make a general donation to Fit4Good or Make a donation to a Fit4Good fundraising activist.
Step 1 – Register your team to Cycle or Run
Become a team captain and create a team, then invite and motivate your friends, family members and colleagues to register and join your team. Teams can be made up of no less than four and no more than eight riders per bike or runners per treadmill.
Step 2 – Raise money
Each team or corporate has a minimum fundraising requirement of R10 000 and each team’s ultimate goal will be to raise R50 000 towards CANSA. All the proceeds (100%) raised by teams will go directly towards this cause. Through the funds raised and participation of teams, CANSA can continue to provide information, care and support to cancer Survivors (patients), caregivers and loved ones.
Step 3– Participate – Cycle, or Run
Now teams get the opportunity to either ride or run in a relay-style format, sharing a stationary bike or a treadmill. Their participation not only supports in the fight against cancer, but it also creates awareness around a healthier and active lifestyle.
Each session includes eight back-to-back 30-minute time slots, where team members could decide on either splitting the total time of 4-hours into eight 30-minute time slots or individuals can challenge themselves and attempt more. Team members take up these slots or double up on slots in the case of smaller teams. This enables the fit and not so fit to participate in this challenge.
Starting in May 2019 Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019 events take place at select venues of the Host Partner – Planet Fitness Gyms:
4 May – Planet Fitness Plattekloof
11 May – Planet Fitness Wanderers Megaclub
18 May – Planet Fitness Centurion Gate Megaclub & Fourways Megaclub
Follow the Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019 on https://twitter.com/fit4_good https://www.facebook.com/Fit4Good-South-Africa or www.instagram.com/fit4good_za/ and www.youtube.com Fit4Good 2019
The hashtags for the event are: #Fit4GoodSA #F4G #CANSA #IamAndIWill
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CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from their research are used to realign health programmes, as well as strengthen their watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. CANSA health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. They also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.
Visit www.cansa.org.za or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (http://www.twitter.com/CANSA), join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica
About Planet Fitness
The Planet Fitness Group opened in 1995 with the vision of becoming the most loved health club in South Africa. They have steadily grown since increasing the number of clubs across the Planet Fitness and Planet Platinum brands. You’ll find them all over the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.
Planet Fitness Gyms set a new standard when it comes to the ultimate training experience and facilities including with tartan indoor running tracks and heated swimming pools, a place where everyone is welcome, in a great atmosphere. They are all about helping you reach your personal health and fitness goals.
For more information please contact:
Head: Marketing & Communication for CANSA
+27 82 459 5230
Fit4Good Planet Fitness Cancer Challenge 2019
+27 73 909 6512