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Cancer society puts a spin on method of fund-raising

Published: Sun, February 24, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.

Proceeds from the event are earmarked for programs for cancer patients.
BOARDMAN -- The American Cancer Society, in cooperation with area health clubs and fitness centers, will hold an annual Spin for a Cure event March 23 at Boardman Glenwood Middle School, 7635 Glenwood Ave.
The event will focus on the importance of exercise and healthy living, and proceeds will support research and quality-of-life programs offered by the society for cancer patients and their families.
Participants will pedal at various speeds on stationary bikes during each of the five 40-minute sessions scheduled to begin at noon.
All participants will receive a T-shirt and gift bag. Sweatshirts and gym bags will be awarded as incentive prizes, and other prizes will be awarded the three individuals who raise the most money.
In charge: Committee members are Barb Alexander, Jodi Beck, Judy Bernat, Lynne Berry, Kathy Forkel, Pat Gomori, Rosemary LaCivita, Billie Lyda, Betsy and Rick Mershimer, Marlene Pogacnik, Julie Rauzan, Stefania Schollaert, Jeff Valley and John Vicarel.
Assisting with the event are Club Olympia Fitness, Club South Health and Fitness Center, Lady of America Fitness Center, Rocky's Personalized Training and Wellness Center, Youngstown Jewish Community Center and Youngstown YMCA.
Platinum sponsors for the fund-raiser are Astro Shapes Inc., the DeBartolo Property Group and WFMJ TV-21.
To register or for more information about the event, contact one of the health clubs or committee members, or call the society at (330) 533-0546 or (888) 227-6446.

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