Wednesday, November 10, 2010

YMCA Fitness for the Cure!

A few Saturdays ago, I participated in the YMCA Fitness For the Cure! This event was put on by the YMCA and organized by the Zumba instructors. Fitness For The Cure was fitness for the fight against breast cancer. Cali, one of the Zumba instructors, lost her mother last spring to breast cancer so she was really instrumental in getting this off the ground here. Breast cancer is also near and dear to our family because Keith's sister, Lorrie, lost her fight with breast cancer five years ago last July. When I heard about this event at the YMCA I was totally on board for it. For a $10 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, you could participate in the event and also get a t-shirt. The event last for 1 1/2 hours on a Saturday morning and you could win numerous prizes while exercising.

The lady with the pink pants on is Kristi. She is one of the instructors that keeps me motivated every Tuesday and Thursday during class. Somehow she knows when I start to sluff off in class and makes just the right comment to get me going again. Did I mention that she also has 9 children and is that thin?

Participants signing in for the event. There was all kinds of information about breast cancer and also about Zumba.

I loved this pink tree of hope for the cause.

Kristi leading another song/dance. There were about 100 participants in the event and next year they hope to make it even larger. Keith even thought about participating because of the cause, but he had to run kids instead. Maybe next year he will be able to join the event with me.

Take care,


  1. What a fabulous event! I love the HOPE tree too! I hope Keith can join you next year!

  2. What a fun event! I love working at the Y and seeing people come together around great causes!