WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Latin-dance exercise craze known as Zumba is being used by a local White Plains gym to combat cancer.
Crunch of White Plains is honoring October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by holding what they call a "Zumbathon," on Friday.
Three Zumba instructors will conduct classes to raise funds for Avon Breast Cancer Awareness.
Both members and non-members of the gym are welcome to participate.
The fitness center, which opened in May, also supports local cancer research and awareness.
From every new membership in October, $5 are donated to the White Plains Hospital's Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center. "Outmuscle Cancer" t-shirts are also being sold, with proceeds also going to the hospital.
"(Zumba) is a great way to get fit," gym employee Jonathan Cordona told The Daily Voice, "People love dancing, so this is one of the best ways to do it. Everyone knows about Zumba, and we get to raise money for a good cause."
You must pre-register in-person at the club on a first-come, first-served basis. A $20 donation is required to participate, with all proceeds benefiting the charity.
Crunch White Plains, is at 1 N. Broadway, White Plains, and offers yoga and pilates, standard gym equipment, personal training, tanning and hydromassage.
For more information, call the gym at 914-328-3311.