ANYTIME FITNESS’ 24-HOUR ‘TREAD TOGETHER’ FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE RAISES OVER $400,000 DOLLARS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA
Anytime Fitness’ 24-hour ‘Tread Together’ Fundraiser Challenge Raises Over $400,000 For Suicide Prevention Australia
Successful gym franchise Anytime Fitness Australia is pleased to announce over $400,000 raised for Suicide Prevention Australia through the Tread Together 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge.
The national event, hosted at almost 300 Anytime Fitness clubs across the country, brought together thousands of community members, local businesses, community services, politicians and celebrities to show their support for suicide prevention. Funds raised will support Suicide Prevention Australia to introduce a new series of research scholarships designed to improve education and inform future development of suicide prevention strategies.
Anytime Fitness Australia CEO, Arthur McColl, praised all parties involved in the fundraiser, saying, “Here at Anytime Fitness, we’re passionate about moving as one, and we certainly saw the power of our network’s unison in action during the Tread Together 24-hour treadmill challenge. “For the second year in a row, we teamed up with Suicide Prevention Australia to help make a difference by raising funds and opening up community conversations around suicide and mental health. We’re pleased that the funds raised through this event will go towards valuable research aimed at saving lives,” said Mr McColl.
Over two years, Anytime Fitness Australia has raised over $800,000 for Suicide Prevention Australia through the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge. “This year’s event has been the biggest we’ve ever seen. Seeing hundreds of communities and thousands of Australians coming together to raise funds and suicide prevention awareness has been both inspiring and humbling”, said Suicide Prevention Australia National Research Fund Director Sue Murray. “Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Anytime Fitness clubs, members, staff and networks for their commitment to taking action in their communities and making a difference for suicide prevention,” said Ms Murray.