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Health and fitness

About Curves

Curves is the largest network of fitness centres for women in the world, with around 200 clubs in Australia. It is the first fitness and weight-loss facility created specifically for women, providing a complete fitness and nutrition solution. In addition, club promotions and events encourage women to support charitable causes, learn about health-related issues and forge lasting friendships as part of the global Curves community.

Partnership type

Integrated partnership including:

  • cause-related marketing
  • merchandise sales
  • event participation (hosting events with members)
  • prize donations.

Partnership history

Curves has supported Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day and Girls Night In events since 2006. In 2015, we are celebrating a decade of support for Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon from Curves!


Curves wanted to:

  • partner with an Australian charity with high recognition and resonance with Curves' members, staff and women in their communities, as part of its global commitment to supporting the fight against women's cancers
  • develop a partnership with multiple opportunities for members and club staff to support the cause
  • engage with local communities to promote Curves' social responsibility and increase membership.

What we have achieved together, so far

  • Since 2006, Curves has raised over $1.65 million to support women affected by cancer in Australia.
  • Girls Night In events have proven to be extremely successful for Curves, as an opportunity for clubs to engage with members, staff and local communities. The events provide a platform increasing awareness about cancers affecting women, raising funds to help women with cancer and increasing Curves' community profile and driving membership.
  • Because of their personal interest in the cause, Curves staff have enthusiastically supported local events and membership promotions, boosting staff engagement and morale.
  • Curves' donation of in kind prizes to incentivise event supporters enables Cancer Council to direct an even greater percentage of funds raised to support services, and gains additional recognition of Curves' support.
  • Curves have benefited from recognition of its national support in Pink Ribbon Day and Girls Night In publicity and on Cancer Council's popular social media platforms, increasing brand affiliation.

How Curves helps beat women's cancers

Funds raised by Curves go towards research, prevention and support services for those affected by women's cancers. Over the course of the partnership, Curves clubs have raised funds by:

  • selling Pink Ribbon Day merchandise
  • cause related marketing campaigns targeting new (joining fee donation, donation to Pink Ribbon made for each sale of a limited edition Curves pink sports bag containing a limited edition white microfibre gym towel plus various health and beauty samples) and existing members (making a donation for each 'Curvette of the Year' entry)
  • hosting Girls Night In events
  • in kind prize donations.

Why Curves supports Cancer Council

"Since 2006, Curves has supported Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon, raising over $1.65m collectively to help beat women's cancers. Through Pink Ribbon, Cancer Council and Curves share the common values and purpose of supporting and strengthening women through our services. The partnership is a natural fit.

With 1 in 3 women being diagnosed with cancer, it is up to companies like Curves and the community to help reduce the impact of cancer on our society. One of the key ways for women to reduce their cancer risk is through regular physical activity, which along with maintaining a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of many common cancers.

The Curves community is very strong and a powerful force behind helping women achieve their personal health and wellbeing goals. Curves and our members are proud to help Cancer Council to provide support services to improve the quality of life of women affected by cancer, deliver prevention programs and fund world-class research into potential new treatments."

Selina Bridge
General Manager - Curves, Jenny Craig and Curves Australia and New Zealand

Want to join the fight against cancer? Contact us through our online inquiry form or call (02) 8063 4100.


This page was last updated on: Wednesday, September 23, 2015