Jazzercise raises $3,000 for Back in the Swing

By on May 15, 2010

Sugar Grove—Area Jazzercisers raised $3,000 for Back in the Swing by staging a benefit dance-fitness class on May 1.

According to Jazzercise instructor Deb Cargola, Back in the Swing will use the donations to provide awareness, access and financial support for supportive breast cancer survivorship programs and academic medical research in the field of breast cancer survivorship.

Held at Jazzercise Sugar Grove, the event drew 72 participants. Jazzercise students and friends from Elburn, La Fox, Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove, St. Charles, Sycamore, DeKalb and Yorkville participated in a 90-minute class as part of the benefit. Local instructors Matt Giblin and Alan Kirkland volunteered their time to lead the high energy 90-minute class.

“The Back in the Swing organization’s goal is to empower breast cancer survivors to get back in the swing of life physically, emotionally and spiritually,” Cargola said. “Together, we will help breast cancer survivors get ‘back in the swing’ and ‘stay in the swing’ of joyful, healthy living after breast cancer.”