In honor of Mother’s Day, Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that participating Planet Fitness clubs in Chicago clubs are supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime, for the fifth year in a row. To date, Planet Fitness and its members nationwide have raised more than $1.6 million for the organization.
From May 7-14, the sign-up fee will be waived at the following Planet Fitness locations in Chicago if new members make a donation of $5 or more to BCRF when they join:
- Avondale (Belmont & Pulaski)
- Belmont (Belmont & Laramie)
- Melrose Park (North & Mannheim)
- Evergreen Park (95th and S. Western)
- Chatham (83rd & S Holland)
- Pullman Park (111th & S. Doty)
- Washington Square (North & Cicero)
- Back of the Yards (47th & S. Damen)
Planet Fitness is encouraging all members new and old to help raise more money for BCRF by joining “The Planet Goes Pink for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation” campaign. Participating Planet Fitness locations will also have a special “pink treadmill,” and for every mile logged on the dedicated treadmill, Planet Fitness will donate an additional $1 to BCRF (up to $25,000 collectively from all locations nationwide). The “pink treadmill” will be clearly marked with a poster and floor decal.
“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to have the continued support of Planet Fitness. Their generous donations for the past five years have helped BCRF raise both money and awareness for lifesaving research efforts that are aimed at prevention and a cure for breast cancer,” said Myra J. Biblowit, BCRF President.
“At Planet Fitness, we’re always looking to make a difference in people’s lives, whether it’s through providing a top notch fitness experience at an unbeatable value, or by supporting worthy causes that affect our local communities,” said Chris Rondeau, chief executive officer of Planet Fitness. “We are proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for another year around Mother’s Day and look forward to raising even more money for such a great cause.”
“Planet Fitness Chicago is actively engaged in giving back to our communities, especially in ways that promote the health and wellness of our members and their families,” said Bryan Rishforth, Planet Fitness Developer. “The Planet Goes Pink for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Campaign is such a great way for new members to join Planet Fitness and support the fight against breast cancer at the same time.”
Planet Fitness prides itself on offering a high quality fitness experience at an extremely affordable price, and a unique Judgement Free Zone® unlike any other gym where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. All memberships include access to state of the art cardio and strength equipment, full size locker rooms, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer and much more.
In addition to the $10 a month membership, the PF Black Card®* membership costs $19.99 a month and includes the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, use of HydroMassage Beds, massage chairs, tanning, 50 percent off select cooler beverages, and the ability to use all clubs in the Planet Fitness chain nationwide. Additionally, as an appreciation gesture for all members, Planet Fitness provides free pizza on the first Monday of every month, and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month.
With approximately 800 locations nationwide, more than 5 million people have embraced the brand’s Judgement Free Zone® philosophy. Planet Fitness is also the proud gym sponsor of NBC’s The Biggest Loser®. For more information or to join online, please visit www.PlanetFitness.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanetFitness) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/PlanetFitness).
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