NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Boost Fitness announced this week that it raised $1,300 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation during "Boost Fitness for Hope" events held in October. All three Boost Fitness locations, in Northborough, Hudson and Westford, participated.
“Breast cancer is an important cause for our members, and that makes it an important cause for us,” said Boost Fitness owner Mark Federico. “While this was the first time we raised funds for breast cancer, we hope to have similar events annually.”
“Boost Fitness for Hope” events included two “pink rides” and a male-only power class. Participants in “pink rides” each provided a $20 donation in exchange for an hour-long spin class.
Boost Fitness also purchased 300 pink T-shirts with “Boost Fitness for Hope” printed on them. It sold half of them and gave away half to participants, then donated the proceeds.
“We started hearing stories of survivors, members who had lost family and friends, and those currently battling cancer,” Federico said. “So we put a large piece of paper on the wall, a ‘Wall of Hope,’ where people could post their stories or just remember someone.”