On Saturday, January 31st the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers in Clinton and Whitehouse Station hosted Fit for Cancer. Eighty-six people participated in several activities which included: one and a half hour yoga, four hour Zumba, three hour spin, five hour spin or seven hour spin. The participants competed to raise the most, and Alexandria resident, Lisa Amabile, Business Manager, Hunterdon Behavioral Health, raised the most funds with over $3,000.
“I decided to ride in “Fit for Cancer” because the funds are used directly to assist the patients, to help ease the burden, even if merely helping them with a co-pay or a taxi ride to their treatment,” explained Mrs. Amabile. “I did this in memory of my father-in-law, Joseph Amabile, Jr, and in honor of my mother-in-law, Mary Amabile, who was a breast cancer survivor and is now sick with leukemia and skin cancer.”
Proceeds from this event will be used to enhance programs and services at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is a partner of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Its comprehensive services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical research, early detection and screening programs, support groups, educational programs, nutrition counseling, psychosocial support, complimentary therapies and cancer risk assessment.
For more information on Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, visit www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/cancer.
Pictured: Fit for Cancer 2015 was held at the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center in Clinton on January 31st. The event raised $33,000 for Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Lisa Amabile, pictured far right, raised the most funds of all the eighty-six participants.