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October 29, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU ‘Zumbathon’ raises $600 for Breast Cancer Foundation

A Slippery Rock University student-run “Shakin’ It For A Cure Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness” event has raised $600 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and local residents participated and donated, said Kaila Shumar, a physical and health education major from Brownsville and zumba instructor who led Sunday’s program in the ARC.

“The energy and smiles from all of the participants wearing their pink gear made me feel honored to be hosting such a wonderful event,” Shumar said.

She said the Physical and Health Education Fitness Integrated Teaching Club wanted to offer a charity event for Breast Cancer Awareness. Residence Life and the National Residential Hall Honorary also wanted to do a special event.

Karen Perry, SRU assistant director of campus recreation, had the idea to work together and helped organize a big event, Shumar said.

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