FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan W. Hack
Ann Arbor YMCA
Ann Arbor YMCA presents LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Benefit Day: WE RIDE WE WALK WE CARE on November 14, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI October 28, 2015 – On November 14, from 8am-1pm, the Ann Arbor YMCA will present WE RIDE WE WALK WE CARE, an event to benefit the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. This is a free 12 week fitness program that helps cancer survivors return to wellness after their treatment. Since its inception in 2008, over 250 men and women have benefited from this program at the Ann Arbor YMCA, which is made possible through donations from our community. Each year we strive to raise $15,000 through the event. This amount ensures the program will be offered free of charge to survivors and their families. All donations and registration fees from this event stay local and go towards:
- Individualized twice weekly classes for 12 weeks
- Specialty staff training
- Free family memberships for all participants
- Ongoing classes and staff support for program alumni
This year, event participants can ride a stationary bike or choose to walk around our indoor track. All registrations include an event t-shirt with donations levels from $35, which includes one raffle ticket up to $250, which includes 8 raffle tickets, a YMCA class registration for seven weeks, a personal training session and a complimentary one month YMCA parking pass. Participants may stay at the event for one or six hours for the same price. Ages twelve and up are welcome to participate.
To register, or to donate to the program without participating, go to www.annarborymca.org/benefitday. Questions may be directed to Suzanne Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.661.8036.