TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ -
What: Community members join the YMCA to step up and battle childhood obesity at the YMCA Megathon: a one day event that challenges their physical and social abilities to participate in ultimate exercise tests and raise $150,000 to give 365 kids access physical recreation for an entire year.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where: All YMCA of Greater Toronto centres (view full list of events)
Special media opportunities at:
North York YMCA
567 Sheppard Ave. E.
North York, ON
(SE corner of Sheppard and Bayview)
PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
- Arash Bahrami faces fear of swimming to raise $10,000 for YMCA Strong Kids
- Goal of swimming 50 laps in Y Mega-Swim challenge (24-hour swim-a-thon)
- Councillor Doug Ford runs alongside Theresa Dugwell to support her attempt in setting a world-record by running 90 km on a treadmill, while raising $10,000 for YMCA Strong Kids
- Treadmill run officially ends at 12:00 p.m.
About the YMCA of Greater Toronto
Established in 1853, The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity connecting with more than 542,000 people at 425 locations. Serving the population of the GTA, Durham, Peel, York, Halton Regions and Dufferin County, the YMCA works to build strong kids, families and communities. The YMCA, in partnership with more than 250 organizations, offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness and recreation, child care and camps. www.ymcagta.org
For further information:
For more information or to arrange an interview contact:
Public Relations Specialist
YMCA of Greater Toronto
416-928-3362 x 22486