Elk Regional, Zumba Dancers Will Groove For A Cure

Elk Regional Health Center and five local, licensed Zumba Fitness instructors are teaming up to “Groove for a Cure” during a Zumba party event held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zumba dancers will fill the gymnasium at St. Marys Area High School during the “Groove for a Cure,” a one-of-a-kind event designed to raise money to benefit breast cancer services provided at Elk Regional Health Center.

Lacy Nicklas, a Human Resources representative at Elk Regional Health Center and one of the Zumba Fitness instructors who will take part in the Groove for a Cure event, said the event is designed to focus awareness on the preventative health screenings that can help women fight breast cancer by catching it early.

“We want to raise awareness about breast cancer and preventative measures, such as annual mammograms and breast self-exams,” Mrs. Nicklas said. “But we want to do it in a positive, joyful way that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who participates. What better way to do that than by holding a Zumba party?”

Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and include a t-shirt. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 but do not include a t-shirt. A limited number of t-shirts will be on sale at the door.

The event will include refreshments, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing.

For more information or to register, call Julie Lang, one of Elk Regional’s respiratory therapists and one of the Zumba Fitness instructors who will take part in the event, at (814) 389-8707.

Registration can also be completed by calling Brandi Benden at (814) 512-4849; Trudy Boylan at (814) 781-6780; Lacy Nicklas at (814) 688-1598 or Marcela Estrada D’Costa at (814) 661-4776.

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