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Garmin Ambassador swaps khakis for pink camos
Sydney, Australia (February 8, 2016) – Celebrity Fitness Coach and Garmin ambassador, Commando Steve, has swapped his trademark khakis for a pair of hot pink camouflage pants to support women with breast cancer. Known for tough training techniques and no excuse attitude, Commando Steve will reveal his softer side as he takes part in the 25th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run on Sunday 6 March in Brisbane.
In celebration of the fun run’s 25th anniversary, Commando Steve will lead a team of 25 women, ‘Garmin’s Pink Commandos’ on the 5km walk. Garmin’s Pink Commandos will be made up of 25 women, all sporting matching pink camouflage kit, who may be battling or recovering from breast cancer. The group of 25 women will be chosen based on nominations from friends or family and will each receive a Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker to help them track their progress during the walk.
“My training motto is ‘there are no excuses’ because I believe we all have the strength to achieve our goals. But having heard some of these women’s stories, of the strength they’ve found while battling cancer and the obstacles they’ve overcome, I’m truly humbled.
“I’m honoured to be walking amongst Garmin’s Pink Commandos and look forward to spending time with these 25 women to raise money and awareness for such an important cause as breast cancer research.”
Commando Steve will lead a warm-up session with Garmin’s Pink Commandos in the morning before the walk and will provide motivation tips throughout the 5km fun run. Anyone wishing to nominate themselves or a loved one to walk as one of Garmin’s Pink Commandos in Brisbane on Sunday 6 March can do so by visiting www.womensdayfunrun.com.au/commando
In addition to Garmin being an official sponsor of the event, over the weekend of the walk, March 5-6, Garmin will donate 10% to the Mater Foundation from every Garmin purchase when made in Rebel, the official on-site partner. The 25th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run in Brisbane will raise funds to provide much needed support services for women with breast cancer like mastectomy bras and memory boxes. To register or donate to Mater Chicks in Pink go to www.womensdayfunrun.com.au