Local gym raising funds for 9/11 survivors

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A local gym is inviting the public to participate in a stair-climbing challenge, in order to raise funds for 9/11 survivors, first responders and their family members.

Anytime Fitness Blaine, located in Birch Bay Square, will be hosting a fundraiser from Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13 benefitting Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit that supports the survivors and family members of first responders impacted by 9/11.

During the week of the challenge, both members and non-members can show their support by participating in a “110 Floor Stair Climb.” This challenge entails wearing a set of firefighting gear and walking up the equivalent of 110 floors on a Jacob’s Stairway exercise machine. The twin towers each had 110 floors, said gym manager Sammy Anderson.

For each person who completes the challenge, Anytime Fitness Blaine will donate $5 to Tuesday’s Children. During the fundraising period, it will also be free to join the gym; there will be no enrollment fee, no key fob fee and no fee for the first month, with new members encouraged to donate to support first responders.

In order to donate, call the gym at 360/393-3330 or stop by during its staffed hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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