By Lauren Lustgarten
In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Central Connecticut State University students have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to raising money for breast cancer awareness on campus.
Hosted by CCSU student, Meg Winzer and the Exercise Science Club, Party in Pink Zumbathon charity event is being held in Kaiser Gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for the first time ever. All donations go directly to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation.
“This is the first year this event is being held at CCSU, however Meg Winzer has held many similar events with a great turnout in the past,” said CCSU student, Leigh Holahan. “If the turnout is great here on campus, we would like to make it an annual event.”
The Zumba portion will be taught by Meg Winzer, who is a certified Zumba instructor.
“We really want people to come out and dance for those who can’t and help us fight for the cure. This is a really important cause that affects a lot of people directly and indirectly,” said Holahan.
Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation to start. To participate in the event, you don’t have to pay anything. The organizers of the event ask that participants either preregister through Facebook on the event page or register when you get to the event.
There will be a raffle at the event so people can purchase tickets if you wish. The raffle will consist of a CCSU bookstore gift card, some CCSU gear, a one-month membership to both Big Sky and Amped Fitness, a dinner for two at Bar Taco and some other various gift cards to different places well.
“It’s a way to have fun and do good at the same time, all while coming together as a school to fight a common fight.”
Visit the “Party In Pink at CCSU hosted by Meg Winzer” page on Facebook to purchase tickets and for more information.