Participants got hot, sweaty and had a lot of fun at the ‘Workout A Cure’ fundraising event for Cancer Research, held on the Gold Coast recently.
It was after doing a personal motivation course that new supporter Anthony Balsamo came up with the novel idea of a “a fun, family charity event designed to improve fitness and create a sense of community while raising awareness and much needed funds for cancer research.”
‘Workout A Cure’ held on November 15 in Surfers Paradise attracted 25 enthusiastic participants who certainly ended up a lot fitter by day’s end, and raised some great funds for the ACRF.
Even though this year’s charity workout started on quite a small scale, Balsamo said he wanted to make the day an annual event and build the numbers each year.
“It was so good to at least try to make a difference. You see something that needs action and then act to do something about it. That brings a lot of satisfaction for sure,” said the Gold Coast resident recently
“I have my personal reasons for doing this as I lost a very close cousin in her forties to cancer two years ago.”
“Cancer actually is very prevalent on my Mum’s side of the family. I wanted to do something to help in the fight against it and after reading that the ACRF did research into all types of cancer and not just the one, I decided you guys were the best place to assist.”
For his ‘Workout A Cure’ event, Balsamo managed to organize the services of 12 volunteer personal trainers, who conducted 2 x 30min workout sessions including a boxing class and a boot camp class.
Balsamo said ‘Workout A Cure’ would begin promoting its next event in January and that it would hopefully be held in June 2010.