The ALS fundraiser that’s popping up in communities across the country


If you’re looking to get involved in an ALS fundraiser in your community, look no further than Orangetheory Fitness! Beginning on February 15, 2018, Orangetheory Fitness will launch a campaign in each of their 70+ fitness studios across Canada to benefit the ALS Canada Research Program. At this time last year, Orangetheory Fitness facilities across the United States launched the #IBurnForALS campaign for the first time, raising $2 million for Augie’s Quest, an organization that also raises funds for ALS research in the US.

The inspiration behind the campaign is Augie Nieto, the founder of Life Fitness, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. The nation-wide fundraiser south of the border was a success and is now making its way to Orangetheory Fitness franchises across Canada. The goal of the Canadian campaign is to raise $150,000, and there are many opportunities to support it and get involved in your community. 

There will be three events throughout the #IBurnForALS campaign dedicated to ALS research:

  • Saturday, February 17 – Campaign Kick-Off: Starting on February 17, Orangetheory Fitness locations across the country will encourage members to donate money to help reach their $150,000 goal for the ALS Canada Research Program.
  • Saturday, February 24 – Refer for a Cure: Break a sweat with a friend and support a cure for ALS. If you’re a member and want to bring a friend to the gym, Orangetheory Fitness will waive the $20 fee and donate it back to the ALS Canada Research Program.
  • March 3 – Augiethon: For one day only, this nationally-coordinated special donation session will offer a 90-minute class for a $25 donation to the ALS Canada Research Program.

Unable to visit an Orangetheory Fitness studio or can’t find one in your community? You can contribute to the ALS Canada Research Program by making a donation. Funds raised for the ALS Canada Research Program support high-quality ALS research with the most promise to slow down or stop the disease.

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If you can’t make it to one of these events, contact your local Orangetheory Fitness studio to learn more about the donations they’ll be collecting between February 15 and March 8 in support of the ALS Canada Research Program. Partnerships like this one help to raise awareness of the disease, accelerate progress in ALS research and propel us towards a future without ALS. If your organization is interested in exploring a partnership with ALS Canada, please contact us at partnerships@als.ca.

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