O2 Fitness and Pink Pacers to Host Get Heeled 5k Run/Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer

O2 Fitness and the Pink Pacers are working together to host the Get Heeled 5k Run/Walk, an event that benefits the Get Real & Heel After-Care Breast Cancer Program.

Online PR News – 27-July-2011 – – Raleigh, NC- O2 Fitness, North Carolina’s premier health and fitness club, is partnering with the Pink Pacers, a grassroots organization that serves the breast cancer community , to host the Get Heeled 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. All proceeds from the event will benefit Get REAL & HEEL, a tuition-free, after-care breast cancer program for Triangle-area breast cancer patients and survivors.

The Get Heeled 5K has set a fundraising goal of $75,000, which will allow 50 women to participate in the Get REAL & HEEL program. Event activities will include a 5K run, 1-mile family walk, free food, youth activities, silent auctions, give-a-ways, and music. Michael Olander, Jr., founder and CEO of O2 Fitness stated:

The Get REAL & HEEL program is an amazing resource for patients struggling with the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer. We encourage the community to participate in this event and help support such an important and deserving cause.


Get REAL & HEEL is a unique program designed to serve breast cancer patients throughout the Triangle area. Integrating exercise, recreational therapy and mind and body strengthening exercises, participants are able to manage their cancer treatment related symptoms and increase chances of survivorship and quality of life. The program is currently provided to individuals free of charge thanks to private donations and grant support. From the program:

The Get Heeled 5K will take place at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. For race information or to donate, please visit www.getheeled5k.com.

For more information on O2 Fitness and a full list of health club locations , please visit www.o2fitnessclubs.com.

About O2 Fitness:

Founded in 2002, O2 Fitness premier clubs ( www.o2fitnessclubs.com ) are spread across the Triangle and Greater Wilmington, NC areas. These fitness clubs are designed to help its members achieve their goals in the most comfortable and motivating of atmospheres. Among the health clubs many accomplishments, O2 Fitness has repeatedly been awarded the-health-club-of-choice by voters across the Triangle, including such wins as Metro Magazine’s MetroBravo Award and Cary Magazine’s Maggy Award.

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