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UMA-Bangor grooves to end cancer

BANGOR, Maine – The UMA-Bangor Relay for Life Team will hold a Charity Zumba Party event for the American Cancer Society 7-9 p.m. April 25, at the UMA-Bangor Fitness Facility in Bangor. All proceeds will aid UMA-Bangor’s Relay Team: Moose on the Loose in its fundraising goals this year for the Penobscot Relay event in May.

“Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease(www.relayforlife.org/.)” Each year, the Penobscot Relay for Life Event brings in monies from a variety of organizations and teams to aid in the research to end cancer. This year the Relay for Life event is on May 16th and 17th at the University of Maine Orono campus.

The University of Maine at Augusta–Bangor Campus has one such team: Moose on the Loose. They are striving to meet the Bronze Level fundraising goals once again this year. Comprised of students and employees, this team has been working on unique ideas that get them one step closer to the Bronze Level and one step closer to aiding the world find a cure for cancer. The BAZIP (Bangor Area Zumba Instructors/Participants) Party is one such idea that has turned into a large event. On Friday, April 25th Maine Zumba Instructors will be getting together with participants from their class and the general public to raise money. From 7-9pm, instructors will take turns teaching for participants in a party setting. Lots of raffles, prizes, snacks, refreshments, lights, and music will mark a night full of fun, laughter, and giving! Last year, 175 participants came out to this event and filled the facility! This year’s event is already booming with participants.

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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Kristy Albee at 207/262-7912 or e-mail Kristy at kristy.albee@maine.edu

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