Raising breast cancer awareness

Raising breast cancer awareness

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly offers “Spin 4 Sharsheret” to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, October 9, from 8:15 to 11 a.m. The JCC and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center have joined forces to encourage women to schedule annual breast exams, and then to take part in a high energy, empowering spinathon at the JCC. All proceeds will support Sharsheret, a local non-profit that supports young women and their families who are battling breast cancer.

Spin 4 Sharsheret will feature three 45-minute sessions, starting at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15 a.m. Participants will receive free JCCafé smoothies and refreshments, breast care information and the opportunity to schedule a mammogram at the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital on October 13, 20, 27, and 31. Participants will receive 50 percent off a JCC spa treatment if they pre-schedule it that morning; they will have to bring proof of their scheduled mammography to receive the spa special, which is good for one year from the date of issue. All participants also will be entered to win a free massage at the JCC. The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital will provide acupuncture and nutritional information at the event.

Spin 4 Sharsheret will be held in the JCC Cycling Room & Seiden Wellness Center. It costs $36 per person, per bike, per session. Bike selection will be offered on a first come first serve basis, 30 minutes before each session. Participants should wear something pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness. Register online at www.jccotp.org/spinforsharsheret. For information, call Hagit Tal at (201) 408-1477 or email htal@jccotp.org.

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