According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.

Evidence is growing that regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk, especially in women past menopause. The main question is how much activity is needed. Some studies have found that even as little as a couple of hours a week might be helpful, although more seems to be better. Link to a October 7, 2021 news story on exercise and breast cancer.

Enjoy your exercise knowing that you are reducing your risk of breast cancer!

Put on your pink to raise awareness of breast cancer! And …

-Put on your pink and earn a raffle prize ticket!

-Attend a regular fitness class and earn a raffle prize ticket!

-Earn TWO tickets by attending Zumba Party in Pink with Kelly on October 12 at 4:30 pm!

-GO PINK on October 21! Staff and members are encouraged to put on their pink! We’ll be collecting donations that day for the UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center’s Pamper Me Pink Mammography Fund. Checks may be made payable to “Pamper Me Pink Fund”.

-Enjoy virtual yoga on October 23 with Joyce. Time and link to be provided for this special Pamper Me Pink class.