In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services, Eureka Casino-Resort and the Mesquite Zumba® Fitness instructors are hosting a Zumbathon Charity Event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure drive.
Passionately Pink for the Cure is a breast cancer awareness and fundraising program designed to raise money for cancer research, education and awareness and help discover a cure. The goal of the program is to bring an end to breast cancer altogether.
Preventing and detecting breast cancer early will help save more lives. Understand the lifestyle factors that may affect the risk of breast cancer and what can be done to stay healthy are important things to know. Breast exams, mammograms and other screenings increase the chances of detecting breast cancer early, when they are most likely to be curable.
"It’s time to get moving and help find cures for breast Cancer," said Paula Wikan, Passionately Pink Event Coordinator. "Do it for yourself, for the people you love, for the millions who need your support."
Join the Party in Pink Zumbathon Charity Event Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the Mesquite Recreation Center, 100 W. Old Mill Road. The Recreation Center and Senior Center will have pre-event tickets on sale for a small fee. Every participant will be getting a door prize. Monetary donations are also gratefully appreciated.
“Giving back is a cornerstone of our unique culture here in Mesquite,” Wikan added. “Partnering with the Komen organization and the Passionately Pink campaign is just one of the many ways our fitness professionals show their passion and compassion in our community.
"Come join us! Have a great night of fun and meeting new people. Meet and greet the Zumba fitness instructors and enjoy the music," she added.
For more information about the event, contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services, Senior Center Division (Griseyda Belalcazar) Senior Services Supervisor at 346-5290 ext. 4006.