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Pilates for Pink: Support Breast Cancer Research

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Shape Magazine  Pilates for Pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming up in October. If you don’t already have an event planned at your studio, Shape magazine is making it easy to get involved with this great cause. Shape is inviting Pilates studios and health clubs to host Pilates for Pink programs during October to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here are four ways to get your studio and clients involved:

1. Host a Fundraising Class*: To register, you’ll just need to email your information to Shape. (Download instructions here) Then, determine a date and time for your fundraising class (or classes—you can host as many as you like). Shape will send you a promotional kit, which includes a counter card and flyers, to get the word out to your clients. Shape asks that you charge $10 or more as a donation (checks or credit cards only). Then host your class!

Participating studios will be listed on the Pilates for Pink website, and if you raise $250 or more by Oct. 30, you’ll receive a special gift reward.

2. Attend the Pilates for Pink Festival:
Shape is also hosting an all-day Pilates for Pink Festival in New York’s Union Square on Sept. 28. The festival includes a roster of Pilates classes and other activities, demonstrations and giveaways. You can participate in classes for a donation of $25 for the first class, $5 for each additional. With that,  you’ll also receive a Pilates mat and a “swag bag.” Teachers include Lizbeth Garcia, Misty Tripoli, Jaclyn Bachor and Joana Meneses.

3. Bid During the Online Auction:
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Pilates for Pink is running an online charity auction on charityfolks.com, where you can bid on makeovers, vacation packages and more.

4. Buy or Give the Pilates for Pink Video: Shape also produced a video with Mari Winsor, called The Mari Winsor Pilaltes for Pink Workout. One dollar from each video purchase will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

* If you’re hosting a Pilates for Pink event or have done so in the past, please share your ideas and experiences in the comments below.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 01:27PM by Registered CommenterAmy Leibrock in , | Comments2 Comments | References1 Reference

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Great.I run a pilates studio in milton keynes. Please can you send me any more details on how to become involved with pilates for breast cancer research.
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February 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlokenkristianna

Pilates with Amy at Pro Physical Therapy in Randolph NJ is hosting Pilates for Pink mat classes every Saturday in Oct. We had our first one last week and raised $200 the first day! One of our participants was celebrating the 9th year of her cancer operation that day and we were so happy that she was there to share that with us! Go Pink and help save the life of someone you love!

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Hendricks

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