El Cajon cancer survivor is organizer of “Dance for Life” event
September 30, 2015 (San Diego)--Jazzercise instructors will bring San Diegans together to fight breast cancer and dance for a cure aboard the USS Midway on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:30-10 a.m. More than 1,000 Jazzercise instructors, customers, family and friends, including many who have been affected by breast cancer, are expected to participate in a huge group fitness class on the deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier located at 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. At last year’s Jazzercise Dance for Life event, more than 1,100 people danced together and raised more than $93,000 to fight the disease.
“Dance for Life is an amazing outpouring of positive energy,” said Susan Shofner, owner of Jazzercise El Cajon Fitness Center and co-organizer of the event. “We are excited and proud to be able to do what we love—dance—to fight this disease. As a two-time breast cancer survivor my fire is burning hotter than ever to raise awareness and funds to find a cure.” Shofner’s most recent battle with breast cancer was earlier this year and resulted in a double mastectomy. She has been a Jazzercise instructor for 35 years. The center she owns and runs in El Cajon is ranked among the top 10 in the nation.
The cost for Jazzercise Dance for Life is $45 at the door with proceeds donated to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. In addition to the epic group workout led by Jazzercise instructors from San Diego and surrounding communities, breast cancer survivors will be honored and dance together during the “Survivor Song.”
Local sponsors supporting the event include Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which offers precise radiation therapy for cancerous tumors and certain non-cancerous conditions, Hoehn Motors of Carlsbad, and Singer Family Charitable Fund.
In the last five years alone, since co-chairing the annual event with Pacific Beach/La Jolla Jazzercise instructor Andrea Singer, and including all of Southern California Jazzercise locations, they have raised nearly $234,000.
Jazzercise is one of the world’s leading dance fitness companies with 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes per week in 32 countries around the world. Classes include Dance Mixx, Interval, Fusion, Strike, Strength and Core and can incinerate up to 800 calories in just 60 minutes. With constantly changing moves, new beats, a variety of workouts and calorie-crushing intensity, customers can expect to feel results after three classes and expect to stick with it. Stop working out and start working it…with Jazzercise.