Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2007

Local women’s health club teams with ACS

October 4, 2007

Curves of Eudora is teaming with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser during October Breast Cancer Awareness month to create awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds to help eliminate it.

New members who join between Oct. 8 and 20 will pay only $25 for the service fee when they bring in a minimum $25 donation to the American Cancer Society or show proof of a current mammogram.

Current members who make a minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society will receive a donation certificate that will hang in the club, and can be filled out "in honor of'" or "in memory of" a loved one. Each $5 donation also entitles the member to put her name in a treasure chest and be eligible for weekly prize drawings during October.

In addition, anyone in the community can purchase Curve' diane fragrance products and help in the fight against breast cancer. Curves founders Diane and Gary Heavin will donate 10 percent of the wholesale sales of all diane fragrance products in October to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Members who purchase diane fragrance products will also have their name put into the treasure chest.

"Curves of Eudora is committed to helping the women in our community live healthier, stronger lives," owner Frankie Beyer said. "Breast cancer will touch about one in every eight women, but breast cancer death rates are going down. This decline is probably the results of finding the cancer earlier and having access to improved treatment. By encouraging women to get mammograms and rewarding them for doing so. We are helping to fight and even eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime. That's something we take very seriously."

Curves of Eudora, located at 704 Main St., celebrated it one-year anniversary Oct. 2.

Curves offers a 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also offers a weight management program based on a groundbreaking, scientifically proven method to raise metabolic rate and end the need for perpetual dieting.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.curves.com.

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