It's a Party...For a Purpose!

This October, the Cal Fit Family is ready to Party….for a Purpose!  We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for a week of fun and fundraising to benefit and honor cancer patients, survivors, and those we’ve lost from October 15th-20th.  Keep reading to find out more about who we’re trying to help and how we’re going to do it.

As the leading cause of death in developed countries, most of us have been affected by cancer, or know someone who has.  Cancer is a disease that can strike otherwise healthy individuals at any stage of life.  In fact, statistics now show that 1 in 2 individuals will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Research and medicine have made it possible for some patients to beat cancer, but we’ve yet to find a complete, lasting cure for all cases.  The journey through diagnosis and treatment can be long, painful, and extremely expensive. 

Cal Fit has selected two local organizations to support with our Party For a Purpose efforts.  Both of these foundations utilize their resources to provide and assist with treatment, as well as offer support to those fighting the disease.  It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Triumph Cancer Foundation and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Triumph Cancer Foundation was created by a Sacramento cancer survivor, Pam Whitehead.  Their mission is to recapture lives after cancer treatment through physical fitness by offering adult cancer survivors a chance to regain their strength, stamina, and self-confidence.  A 12-week program of cardio, strength training, and stretching is offered at no cost to survivors who have recently completed treatment.  Triumph Fitness will be celebrating its 13th anniversary on October 18th. Cal Fit is proud to be a Triumph partner, providing spaces and equipment for training in several of our clubs. For information on Triumph and their services, log onto www.triumphfound.org.

A national leader in cancer care, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is ranked among the top hospitals both in California and in the United States.  They provide care for more than 10,000 adults and children each year, offering a collaborative approach to cancer care with teams of doctors and other experts who work together to develop the ideal treatment for each patient.  In addition, the center is involved in cancer research and the development of new treatments.  For more information on UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center, log onto www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/

Now you know the purpose, let’s talk about the party!  We have a variety of ways for Cal Fit members and employees to participate and donate. 

I Sweat For…Who do you want to honor during the party?  Put their name on the wall of your club with a donation of $1, $5, or $10.  100% of your donation will benefit Triumph Cancer Foundation and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Stronger than Yesterday t-shirts will be available to purchase in our clubs, with a portion of each purchase donated to our beneficiaries.

Party it up at NEW specialty classes!  Try one of our new group fitness class offerings.  Each day during Party For a Purpose, we’ll be offering at least one heart-pumping, fun class that you can try.  Bring your friends and join the party!

Monday, October 15th at Elk Grove:

  • 6 PM Beach Body Live Mash Up
  • 7 PM Zumba Party

Tuesday, October 16th at Folsom:

  • 6 PM Beach Body Live Mash Up (1.5 hours)

Wednesday, October 17th at Laguna:

  • 6:30 PM UJam Party (1.5 hours)

Thursday, October 18th at Rocklin:

  • 6 PM Beach Body Live Mash Up
  • 7 PM Zumba Party

Friday, October 19th at Pocket:

  • 5:30 PM Beach Body Live Mash Up
  • 6:30 PM Zumba Party

Saturday, October 20th at Rocklin Sports Complex:

  • 10 AM Zumba Party

During Party For a Purpose week, send us a picture of your I Sweat For… card or in your Stronger than Yesterday t-shirt to communications@calfamfit.com for a chance to be featured on our social media.  We look forward to partnering with all of you to raise funds for very deserving causes as we Party For a Purpose!