Goodlife Health Clubs have enlisted in Cancer Council’s The March Charge, encouraging Aussies to sign up and ride, swim or run down cancer next month.
As the official app partner of The March Charge, Goodlife Health Clubs will encourage participants to download and use the new free Goodlife App to push themselves one third further, faster and harder and track their progress during March, raising funds for the fight against cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the organisation was proud to partner with one of the fastest growing gym networks in Australia, now with 76 locations across the country.
“It’s a pleasure to have Goodlife Health Clubs on board, helping us spread the word about The March Charge to benefit all Queenslanders affected by all cancers,” Ms Clift said.
“The March Charge invites Queenslanders to sign up and run, swim or ride as many kilometres as possible during the month of March to help obliterate cancer.
“The March Charge is not one single event – it’s flexible. Participants can run, swim or ride as far as they want, where they want and when they want, sharing their progress across the month online and raising funds for the cause.
“Not only will you reduce your own cancer risk by taking part – you’ll be raising funds for more than 26,000 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone.
“Up to one third of cancers can be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle, including being physically active every day, enjoying a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy body weight.
“That’s why we’re encouraging every person enlisted in The March Charge to push themselves one third further, faster and harder to fight back against cancer next month.
“By taking on The March Charge, we’ve only got good things to gain! Unite in the spirit, enlist in the charge and push yourself one third further, faster, harder to obliterate cancer once and for all.”
In addition to using the new Goodlife App to set goals, log workouts and track progress, participants of The March Charge will also receive a free four-week trial pass to their nearest Goodlife gym.
The Goodlife App is an Australian-first that consolidates multiple tracking devices, including Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike+ and MyFitness Pal, into one dashboard, providing a single-view of a user’s health and fitness.
Goodlife Health Clubs Head of Marketing Jay Baikie said the brand was extremely proud to be supporting the Cancer Council’s March Charge.
“We understand full well the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the positive impact it has on preventative health, both mind and body. In an era when the harsh reality of knowing someone fighting cancer is all too common, Goodlife Health Clubs is extremely privileged to be helping cancer research,” he said.
“We are looking forward to providing the tools to let participants track and promote their results through the Goodlife App.
“Our partnership with the Cancer Council is the perfect fit and we can’t wait to see what amazing results people achieve during The March Charge.”
Funds raised from Cancer Council’s The March Charge will be invested in world-class cancer research, prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by cancer.
Queenslanders can enlist now at themarchcharge.com.au.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.