October is known to host many different national observances, but one of the most recognized is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Each fall organizations countrywide host several events to get citizens more informed on the topic of breast cancer as well as the importance of prevention.
From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, the “Party in Pink Zumba-thon” charity event will take place at the Four Seasons Health Club at 904 Four Seasons Rd. in Bloomington.
“The Four Seasons is very glad to be hosting a ‘Party in Pink’ charity event this year,” Cassandra Newman, marketing and public relations specialist for the Four Seasons, said.
The fundraising event will offer contributors a chance to take part in supporting a great cause as well as give them the opportunity to participate in a Zumba fitness workout led by a licensed instructor.
Attendees of the event can also look forward to being served food from the “Healthy in a Hurry” food truck before and after the event.
“[This event] gives people a chance to see what we have to offer, to support the cause and to get a free Zumba workout,” Newman said.
Participants do not need to be members in order to join the cause but will donate $10. Each donation will be put toward the Public Charity Event Benefiting Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention — which is part of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. However, participants are encouraged to donate whatever they can afford.
The “Party in Pink” initiative is an annual nationwide series of events. “Party in Pink,” along with Zumba Fitness, has raised more than $3 million since 2010. The Four Seasons is just one location throughout the country to host a charity event in honor of the organization.
The Four Seasons encourages participants to wear pink and to come out and support breast cancer awareness on Friday. Participants can also purchase pink T-shirts..
The event is open to the public. For more information, check out their website at 4seasons-club.com or call 309-663-2022 ext. 133.