TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ -
What: In one day, the YMCA is trying to raise $250,000 to get 500 kids active and healthy. Community members of all activity levels will participate in fitness challenges - raising funds and leading by example for the kids.
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Where: All YMCA of Greater Toronto centres (view full list of events)
PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
Toronto Sheppard Ave. YMCA Centre
567 Sheppard Ave. E.
North York, ON
(SE corner of Sheppard and Bayview)
- Five and eight-year-old sisters, who have asked for YMCA Strong Kids donations instead of birthday presents, swim for 1 hour to encourage more kids their age to get active.
- Y member Theresa Dugwell attempts to set Guinness World Record of the longest run on a treadmill in 12 hours. Her goal is 105 km and $10,000 toward the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
- Treadmill run officially ends at 2:00 p.m.
About the YMCA Strong Kids Megathon
Established in 1853, The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity connecting with more than 542,000 people at 425 locations. The YMCA Strong Kids Megathon raises funds to give kids in low-income neighbourhoods access to a YMCA membership that will help them to grow up healthy and strong. With support from the community and sponsors, the YMCA aims to get more kids active across the GTA. This year's sponsors include CTV, Real Foods for Real Kids, DTP and Amazing Housekeeping & Janitorial Services Inc.
SOURCE: YMCA of Greater Toronto
For further information:
or to arrange an interview contact:
Public Relations Specialist
YMCA of Greater Toronto