Monday, November 7, 2011

SXU raises more than $2,400 to fight breast cancer at first Zumbathon

Dance/exercise event raised money for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Chicago (Nov. 7, 2011) More than 150 people recently danced and exercised to help fight breast cancer at Saint Xavier University's first Zumbathon fundraiser. SXU students, staff and community members raised more than $2,400 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and eight breast cancer survivors were honored at this event.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness program involving dance and aerobic elements that incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and martial arts, as well as Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Zumbathon was organized by Kelly Mihalik, Jennifer Kjos-Quinlan and Jessica Thiel with the help of the Student Activities Board, the Student Government Association, the Student Nurse Association and University Housing Staff. For more information about Zumbathon, please contact Kelly Mihalik at


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