In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Department of Athletics Senior Division, in partnership with local Zumba fitness instructors will help raise needed funds to support the Mesquite Cancer HELP Society. They will hold a Zumbathon Charity Event on Thursday, Oct 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mesquite Recreation Center.

The Mesquite Cancer Helps Society provides educational materials to give patients the tools necessary to understand and manage their illness. They address cancer patient’s needs, when help is needed most. They provide financial aid to patients for prescriptions, various medical bills, physical therapy, counseling, fuel, utilities, rent assistance and organization of medical bills and payment schedules with doctors. They also provide a support group meeting every second Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Wigs, hats, scarves, sleeper caps and medical equipments can be provided to victims.

The fight against cancer isn’t a one-person journey. It’s a family, a community and a global fight. We are honored to be able to play a role with this great cause. Let’s join forces and help our local cancer victims by showing your support to the Mesquite Cancer HELP Society. A 50/50 Raffle is being held at the Recreation Center along with a Pink Bike Drawing. The winners will be announced during the Zumbathon. You do not need to be present to win. We hope to see many residents at the Zumbathon.