GREENSBURG – Anytime Fitness Gym made a $900 donation to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Foundation Men’s Health Fund and $1,700 to the New Directions Domestic Violence Shelter on Friday.
As part of their yearly charity drive, the Greensburg Anytime Fitness gym sponsored the “Train Your Trainer” and “Project Zero” programs.
Anytime Fitness General Manager Stanton Wenning explained, “In November of every year, we have a campaign for our members called “Train Your Trainer.” They can donate money to put us [the personal trainers] through what we put them [our members] through, and all proceeds went to our chosen charities. Our second program began on November 21st of last year and ran until January 4th. That was called “Project Zero.”
Members donated $50 to the fund on the November date, and if they lost weight before the January deadline they were given the option to take their money back or donate it; if they didn’t lose weight, the money was automatically donated.
Foundation Executive Director Susan Burkhart told the Daily News that the $900 donation would go to the Men’s Health Fund.
“For some reason, men don’t like to visit their doctors. So, at our November Tailgate party we had the men who attended have six cancer screenings for free because of this fund,” Burkhart said. “It’s an awesome way to help men be healthy, and have an incentive to visit their doctors regularly.”
Upon receiving the check for $1,700, New Directions Executive Director Leslie Straight said, “Just wow! I’m speechless! This comes at the perfect time to help us with the remodel of the new facility. Every time we get a donation, I am always reminded that Greensburg is just a really giving community, and I’m just so proud to be a part of that.”
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