year, and offering special group fitness classes during the month of October. Proceeds from the THINK PINK classes at THE GYM will benefit The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities and volunteers – one million strong – to help finish the fight against the disease. Furthermore, Escape Spa and Wellness will be donating $5.00 to Sue Harmon’s team for any service purchased at the spa during the month of October, and ProClinix will be offering complimentary body assessments as well.
Harmon is a two-time breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 32, and again at 42. Now, 15 years and five years out from each diagnosis, she works to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Harmon has been the #2 individual fundraiser in the nation for the ACS over those 15 years and has worked tirelessly towards their mission in raising awareness, supporting education, providing patient services and supporting advocacy. Harmon has also served on the ACS's Board of Advisors. Also a long-time friend of Lisa Gagliardi, Group Fitness Director at THE GYM of Armonk, the connection between the two is clear, and THE GYM is looking forward to doing all it can in support of their comrade.
“I am honored that THE GYM is making the ACS and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event their charity this October!” Harmon said. “The premier event for Strides takes place at Manhattanville College on October 20, 2013. This event attracts local and national media and over 15,000 participants. Last year, the Manhattanville Strides event raised over $1.25 million, and I am so pleased that THE GYM will make it an even bigger hit this year!”
Gagliardi further noted, “It’s amazing how many cancer survivors attend our gym and classes. We have supported other charities in the past including Make-A-Wish, Wounded Warrior and others, but this year the connection with Sue [Harmon] and ACS hits even closer to home. We will all be working to support this important cause that has connected many fellow cancer survivors that work out with us here regularly.”
Renee Palompelli, owner and director of Escape Spa & Wellness, is excited to be participating and hopes to be able to make a significant contribution with spa service sales as well. “It is going to be such a worthy effort!” she commented. “I am confident that our regular customers will be pleased to know that they will be helping to aid in this worthy effort.”
Alan H. Siegel, DC , Director of ProClinix says “ We are proud ProClinix is supporting the American Cancer Society and its efforts to raise awareness and funding for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. As a professional healthcare group, cancer is always at the forefront of our concerns for our patients and their families. We are happy to join in the effort to find every preventable and curable measure for this disease. We thank all the corporate, small business and personal contributions made to help make the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk a huge success and we are delighted to be a sponsoring participant.
Group fitness classes and complimentary body assessments added to the schedule throughout October in support of the ACS include the following, and DJ Catch1 will be dropping his beats at all classes (except for the Zumba Party on the 26th).
• Spin with Karen L. w/DJ Catch 1 (during her regular class)
Saturday, October 19th at 8:15am
• Complimentary Body Assessments from ProClinix Sports Physical Therapy Chiropractic Wellness
Saturday, October 19th throughout the day
• Barre Boogie with Becky M. and Vivian J. w/DJ Catch 1 (special class)
Thursday, October 24th at 10:30am
• Zumba Party with Ibeth G. and Enid G. (special time)
Saturday, October 26th at 11:30am
For questions or additional information about these and other classes offered at THE GYM of Armonk, please contact Lisa Gagliardi at (914) 219-1601 or LGagliardi@GetToTheGym.com
About Sue Harmon
Sue Harmon is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She is a wife, mother of two daughters and a school teacher. She was diagnosed when she was 32 years old and again at 42. She is now fifteen years and five years out from the diagnoses---celebrating in October 2013! For the last 15 years, Harmon has been raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, has been the #2 individual fundraiser in the nation for the ACS over those 15 years, and has worked tirelessly towards their mission in raising awareness, supporting education, providing patient services and supporting advocacy. She has also served on the ACS's Board of Advisors. Harmon has spent a great deal of time on various fundraising events, PSAs, writing blogs, managing a web site, being interviewed on TV, and she has been published in newspapers and TIME Magazine featured her in an article.
Sue is also a wife and a mother of two daughters. She works as a teacher in a local school district in Westchester County, NY.
Harmon’s web site: http://www.teamsueharmon.com/