National Fitness Club Chain Raises Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ALS Research Initiative
SAN RAMON, CALIF. - September 7, 2012
SAN RAMON, Calif. - 24 Hour Fitness proudly announces support of Augie’s Quest, the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research initiative of the Muscular Dystrophy Association - whose mission is to find treatments and a cure for ALS. Now through Sept. 30, 24 Hour Fitness® members and fans can make a donation online to support Augie’s Quest and ALS research.
“24 Hour Fitness is honored to raise awareness in support of Augie’s Quest and Augie’s brave mission to find a cure for ALS,” said Carl Liebert, president and chief executive officer, 24 Hour Fitness. “Thousands of people are diagnosed with ALS each year and every single donation gets us that much closer to a cure.”
24 Hour Fitness is encouraging members and Facebook fans to donate by visiting 24hourfitness.com/augiesquest. Guests are also welcome to make donations, and can visit 24hourfitness.com where they can also download a free pass.
Fitness pioneer Augie Nieto is a prominent leader in the health club industry and is co-founder and former president of Life Fitness and chairman of Octane Fitness. He founded Augie’s Quest in conjunction with the MDA after his ALS diagnosis in March 2005. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord in control of voluntary muscle movement.
“24 Hour Fitness has been a great partner of Augie’s Quest for many years,” said Nieto. “Their generous support, coupled with the funds raised from their online donation drive, will help us improve the lives of those who suffer from ALS.”
To learn more about Augie’s Quest, please visit augiesquest.org.