Curves® International Inc., the world's largest franchisor of fitness clubs, announced today that it is the first corporation to become a National Corporate Team Program member of the American Cancer Society's two signature events-Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®. Companies must have at least 50 teams entered in Relay For Life events and 1,000 registered walkers in Making Strides to qualify as a National Corporate Team Program Member. Independent Curves locations across the U.S. fielded 555 Relay For Life teams and 411 Making Strides teams in 2006, and raised more than $780,000.


"We're excited to collaborate with the American Cancer Society as the first corporation ever to become a Corporate Team Program member for both the Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events," said Curves founder Diane Heavin. "We're so proud of all of our Curves owners, their families, employees and members. We look forward to another great year as we work together to improve the health of women and their families in every community."

"The American Cancer Society is pleased to welcome Curves as the first corporation to participate as a member of the National Corporate Team Program for both Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," said Joanne Pike, Vice President, Corporate Initiatives, American Cancer Society. "Curves' nationwide involvement in the fight against cancer will help us further our mission of saving lives, supporting cancer patients, and funding cancer research. We value Curves' support and commitment to the American Cancer Society."


Curves and the American Cancer Society are located in all 50 states and internationally. Curves has more than four million members worldwide.


About Curves

Curves offers a 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also offers a weight management program based on a groundbreaking, scientifically proven method to raise metabolic rate and end the need for perpetual dieting. With more than 10,000 locations in 60 countries, Curves is the world's largest fitness franchise and the ninth largest of all franchise companies in the world. For more information, please visit


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