Creston’s Curves hosting annual food drive

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Curves is offering this reusable Food Drive bag to current members who contribute $30 in cash or non-perishable food to the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive.

Curves is offering this reusable Food Drive bag to current members who contribute $30 in cash or non-perishable food to the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive.

During the month of April, Curves of Creston will participate in the 13th annual Curves food drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable food drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.

“Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said a Curves of Creston staff member. “This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Creston community, too. Everything that our members donate at our club will benefit local families in need.”

In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest. Curves clubs have donated more than 27.6 million kilograms of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004.

“The past few years have been difficult for many families,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin. “Curves’ annual food drive is one way that everyone in the Creston area can make a real difference for a local family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining our gym, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”

For more information about Curves of Creston, located at 132 15th Ave. N., and the 2011 Curves food drive, contact a Curves of Creston staff member at 250-428-4465 or curves.creston@telus.net. For more information about Curves, please visit www.curves.com.

Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting.

Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to millions of women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit www.curves.com.