October 11, 2016 // Franchising.com // Santa Ana, Calif., – UFC GYM® today announced its partnership with the Young Survival Coalition to raise awareness and charitable donations at participating locations throughout the United States on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, which is recognized on Saturday, October 15.
Each collaborating UFC GYM location will hold events during the day featuring special classes, activities, food and entertainment for the entire family. All proceeds of sales secured will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, the premier global organization dedicated to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
“We are honored and humbled to partner with the Young Survival Coalition to bring awareness, raise funds and join the fight to combat the most common form of cancer among women in the United States,” UFC GYM President Adam Sedlack said. “We are all fighters and this is a perfect time for all UFC GYM members and guests to lend our support for this empowering organization.”
“We are very excited to expand our partnership with UFC GYM,” Young Survival Coalition Chief Executive Officer and breast cancer survivor Jennifer Merschdorf said. “UFC GYM and its members, along with UFC® athletes, have shown a significant commitment to helping young women facing breast cancer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with them on this impactful campaign.”
In addition to Saturday’s event, UFC GYM members and guests at each participating location can purchase pink ribbons throughout the month of October ($1 for children and $5 for adults) to showcase their continued support. Each member / guest who purchases a pink ribbon will be asked to finish the “I FIGHT FOR...” line on the ribbon to personalize their message, which will be displayed on the gyms Octagon® for the entire month.
Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 135 locations throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, South America, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 50 gyms expected to open in the next year.
For more information about the Young Survival Coalition, please visit YoungSurvival.org. For more information about UFC GYM, please visit UFC GYM.com, or follow us on Facebook.com/UFCgym, Twitter or Instagram: @UFCGYM. You can also subscribe on YouTube at UFCGYM.
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of UFC®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC GYM brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes. Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA style youth programming, UFC GYM creates something for all ages and fitness levels. As the first to combine the world of mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach has developed an atmosphere where members can see immediate results. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information about UFC GYM, please visit UFC GYM.com, or follow us on Facebook.com/UFCgym, Twitter or Instagram: @UFCGYM. You can also subscribe on YouTube at UFCGYM.
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to young women with breast cancer. Founded by three young survivors, YSC began as a grassroots organization to advocate on behalf of all young women diagnosed with breast cancer to increase their length and quality of life. Based in New York City, with networks nationwide, YSC provides free resources, connections and educational materials so young women with breast cancer feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. For more information, visit youngsurvival.org.
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