You’ve almost made it! There’s only 1 week to go in the biggest charity weight loss fundraiser that Health Mates has ever embarked upon. That’s right, 500 For The Fight finishes on the 28th October!

Girl Celebrating on ScalesFIRST THING’S FIRST 

We need everyone to weigh in for one last time. This can be done anywhere from now until 10pm on Monday 28 October. You do not need an appointment, just come in and the Health Mates crew will note your end of competition weight. It is imperative that everyone weighs in. As this is a charity event, while we are hoping you have lost some (if not all of your pledged weight) if you didn’t that’s alright. We are happy that you gave it a go and are showing your support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


If you had your photo taken at the commencement of 500 For The Fight you will have the opportunity to have another photo taken at your last weigh in. This way you can see the changes you have made with your healthy eating and exercise. We will collate your before and after images and email them to you, or you can pick up a printed version from Health Mates in the week following the weigh ins.


Everyone who has entered 500 For The Fight, and weighed in as required, will receive a results card. That way you can show your sponsors and collect your donations based on the kilos you have lost (or kept!)


Every single 500 For The Fight participant nominated a dollar amount they would donate (or pay) for each kilo they pledged to lose, but didn’t. For anyone who has a penalty, you will receive your “Penalty Notice” soon after your final weigh in. Keep in mind it is a light hearted notice, and again, it is all in the name of charity.


Hopefully by now each of you have gained sponsorship, and have it properly documented on your sponsorship sheets. Once you have your results card, you are required to gather all donations from your family, friends, colleagues, perhaps even strangers, and bring them into Health Mates. Donations are due by 5pm on the 18 November 2013. If you did not collect any sponsors bring in your empty sponsorship sheet. 

When you come into Health Mates to donate bring all of your sponsorship sheets, as well as the money you’ve collected, including any self-imposed penalties. Staff will take your sponsorship sheets, calculate the amount of money you needed to collect, count your money to ensure it matches, and document your payment on our computer system so we can send a cheque to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


You would have noticed on your sponsorship sheet that all donations over $2 are tax deductible. This includes any self-imposed penalties. Health Mates will receipt each of your sponsors once your sponsorship sheets have been submitted. Receipts will be emailed or posted to sponsors (based on their preference) within 5 business days of Health Mates receiving your completed sponsorship sheets and money.


Don’t forget there are big prizes up for grabs for the 3 people who collect the most donation dollars: 

1st Place

3 Month Health Mates Membership
5 Pack of 30 Minute Personal Training Sessions
$100 Revesby Workers’ Club Gift Card

Total Value = $595 

2nd Place

2 Month Health Mates Membership
5 Pack of 30 Minute Personal Training Sessions
$75 Revesby Workers’ Club Gift Card

Total Value = $465 

3rd Place

1 Month Health Mates Membership
5 Pack of 30 Minute Personal Training Sessions
$50 Revesby Workers’ Gift Card

Total Value= $335 

All of these prizes have been donated to 500 For The Fight by Health Mates Fitness Centre.

Don’t be fooled – there are more than 3 prizes up for grabs!


Don’t miss the 500 For The Fight Awards Night and Health Mates Christmas Party.

Date: Friday 29 November 2013

Time: 7pm – 12 Midnight

Cost: $35 for Health Mates Members and $39 for Non-Health Mates Members

Includes: 500 For The Fight Award Presentation (Winners Announced)

Dinner & Dancing

Prize Giveaways

RSVP: Friday 22 November 2013

Tickets: From Health Mates Reception as of the 1st November 2013


Don’t forget that any dollar you have personally donated, or that has been donated by your sponsors will be matched dollar for dollar by Revesby Workers’ Club. So if you raised $10, the Club will make it $20 instantly.


Now that it’s 1 weeks out from the end of 500 For The Fight, we’ll let you in on a little secret…. We are aiming to raise in excess of $8000 for 500 For The Fight. Imagine the amount of lives this will help; and it’s all thanks to you for getting involved.


Email with any questions you may have.


We wish each of you the best of luck in the final week of 500 For The Fight. You’ve done an amazing job so far, and we are so proud of Team 500’s achievements. Keep up the great work. We cannot wait to share the final results with each of you!