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October 12, 2012

Breast cancer awareness events and fundraisers

A Party in Pink Zumbathon, hosted by local Zumba instructor Kerri Kelley, will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Boston North Fitness, 30 Prince St., Danvers, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The event features a 90-minute Zumba class, informational booths and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Doors open at noon. For more information, visit www.kkfitforlife.com and click on the “Party in Pink” tab, or visit the KK Fit For Life page on Facebook.

Barbells for Boobs, a nationwide fundraising event to benefit Mammograms in Action and breast cancer awareness, will take place at Be Fit Health and Wellness, 128 Park St., Building B, Beverly, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is open to all North Shore residents of any fitness level, but will be capped at 50 participants. A $25 donation is requested. For more information, visit www.beverlypersonaltrainer.com.

The second annual Lynda J. Talbot Memorial 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Danvers YMCA, 34 Pickering St., at 9 a.m. The run/walk honors Lynda Talbot, a Danvers resident for more than 60 years who died in August 2010 after a 23-year battle with breast cancer. Proceeds of the $30 registration fee ($20 for children under 18) go toward the Lynda J. Talbot Memorial Scholarship and to breast cancer research. Register in advance or on the day of the event. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.racewire.com/talbot.

Zumba instructor Danielle Roberts will host a Party in Pink Zumbathon at Roller World, Route 1, Saugus, Sunday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Zumbathon takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Event features a 90-minute Zumba class and raffles. Participants encouraged to wear pink. Party in Pink themed Zumba workout attire will also be for sale. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, visit www.danielledroberts.com.

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