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.
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