The UNC Fitness Center has joined Cybex International and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
Cybex, a leading manufacturer of exercise equipment, developed pink treadmills and arc trainers for gymnasiums across the country to spur physical activity and fund-raising.
For every mile logged on a pink Cybex treadmill, the company will donate $.10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It will donate $.20 for every mile logged on the pink Cybex arc trainers.
Estimates from the American Cancer Society predict that one in every eight women will develop breast cancer.
The disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.