Flemington raises more than $30,000 for cancer research

February 12, 2014 by  

Two fundraising events held near Flemington earlier this month raised more than $34,000 for the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Dubbed ‘Fit for Cancer’, the events gave participants the opportunity to exercise while raising money for a good cause. People could choose from one of six programs, such as a Spin for Cancer class or a three-hour Zumba class. Other options included a Mind Body Trilogy session – which included Pilates, yoga and BodyFlow – as well as an aquatic program featuring a triathlon, volleyball and aqua Zumba.

Participants in the event raised money by having people sponsor them or by accepting pledges. Those who wanted to help had the option of sponsoring a participant or making a general donation. Funds raised this year beat last year by more than $4,000. The Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center could use methods like banner printing to share how much was raised and to thank those who participated.

Fit for Cancer was held at two locations. The Hunterdon Health and Wellness center in Clinton Township played host to the aquatic trilogy and the Les Mills Trilogy, which featured BodyFlow, Body Pump, and Body Combat. The Health and Wellness Center in Whitehouse Station held the Zumba event and a chair yoga and aquatics program.

The money raised will help patients at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center pay for treatments and other services.