Sue Wright of Curves Gym donates blood.
Sue Wright of Curves Gym donates blood. Chrissy Harris

Time for gyms to pump blood

GLADSTONE, it is time to stop pumping up your muscles and start pumping some blood for a good cause.

Over the next three months fitness fans in gyms from across Queensland will be getting themselves off the treadmill and into the blood bank to help save the lives of others.

Veteran blood donor Sue Wright, owner of Curves Gym, donated for the 49th time yesterday one short of the half-century milestone.

She took along with her fellow colleagues Vicki Felice, Yve Tucker and Margaret Geraghty all of whom donated for the first time – and the nerves in the rooms were palpable.

“I think it is a really good cause,” Ms Wright said.

“I hope it will help others and will be here to help me if I need it one day.”

The gym challenge will end on November 30 and many gyms have already stepped up to donate.

Figures Health and Fitness, Yaralla Fitness Centre, Curves, Jetts 24hour fitness, Powerhouse Fitness and Tannum Fitness Centre have all bravely rolled up their sleeves and now the call is going out to others to become the 2010 Queensland champion.

To give blood or for more information call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au.



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