WSPT, Bronx, NY, is adding a twist to a traditional fund-raiser, creating a new exercise experience for a great cause.
From Monday, December 7 through Saturday, December 12, WSPT will be hosting a Treadmill Walk-a-Thon to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Participants will log time on WSPT’s treadmills, including the therapy pool treadmill, to raise funds on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation.
"We thought it was a great idea to bring the cause into our practice so that our patients, their families, and anyone who knows someone afflicted with arthritis can participate," said Daniel Seidler, WSPT executive director, "without having to be out in the cold."
In addition to raising money for a worthy cause, walkers will be rewarded with WSPT tokens of appreciation such as WSPT gear, free massages, and personal training sessions. Walkers who clock the farthest distance and raise the most funds will receive a free WSPT gym membership.
Participation is open to anyone and all donations are tax deductible.
WSPT provides physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and wellness. Its 11,000-square-foot facility is equipped with rehab equipment, a full yoga/pilates/dance studio, and a Hydroworx aquatic therapy pool with built-in treadmill.
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. It is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948, according to the organization.
The event could be extended another week if it proves popular.
Web Site: http://www.wspt.org/