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Fernwood Fitness aims to raise $100,000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia

Fernwood Fitness aims to raise $100,000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia
October 30, 2015

Fernwood Fitness has announced a partnership with the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), and to celebrate the link the fitness club group is aiming to raise $100,000 during November to support Australians affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia.

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before they turn 85, with more than 15,000 women expected to be diagnosed this year alone.

To help BCNA provide support for those diagnosed with breast cancer, Fernwood Fitness, Australia’s largest full-service women’s-only gym, is offering 14-day passes for $20, with all funds raised going directly to BCNA.

Fernwood will also be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its 28 Day Breakthru online program to BCNA and encouraging members to get involved to make additional donations at local Fernwood clubs.

The partnership with BCNA is a special partnership for Fernwood Fitness, who has over 25 years’ experience in the women’s health industry, and was established after research found that exercising regularly during and beyond breast cancer treatment can help improve emotional wellbeing, reduce side effects of cancer and its treatment, and reduce the risk of breast cancer recurring.

Fernwood Fitness Founder Diana Williams (pictured below) said she couldn’t be more pleased to be behind the cause, stating “BCNA is an exceptional organisation to partner with.

“We are excited to raise $100,000 to help support this incredible organisation make a difference in women’s lives.

“Whether it’s a family member or friend, most women will know someone affected by breast cancer and it’s something close to our hearts.”

Fernwood Fitness strives to help all women feel empowered, strong and healthy, so they were thrilled when they had the opportunity to assist BCNA develop an online program, Revitalise with BCNA, designed to help improve the health and wellbeing of women living with breast cancer.

BCNA Chief Executive Christine Nolan said she is excited to partner with Fernwood on this new initiative, adding “Fernwood has over 25 years’ experience in women’s health and fitness (so) the support of Fernwood and its members will go a long way in assisting BCNA to support Australians affected by breast cancer and we are very grateful for the support of the organisation, franchisees and members.”

Donations to BCNA through Fernwood Fitness’ online program and in club will be active from 1st November.

Each club will hold breast cancer information sessions throughout November and drive donations through in-club promotions and activities with the aim to raise $100,000 in total.

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