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April 4, 2014



Zumba-thon community fundraiser to celebrate Susy!


April 4, 2014 – An Ottawa family whose mother passed away from colon cancer in 2013 is holding a Zumba-thon to raise awareness about colon cancer prevention. The community event, Shake Your Booty for Susy, will feature fun Zumba fitness and cardio kickboxing sessions by local instructors. The event is open to anyone that registers. Funds raised will be donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Ottawa Colorectal Cancer Support Group. This is the first year of the annual community event.


Shake Your Booty for Susy will take place on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive in Ottawa, in the West Gym. The RA Centre has generously donated space for the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shakeyourbootyforsusy.com. Entrance for children 13 years of age and younger is free.


Even 10 minutes of exercise a day has been shown to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.


About Susanna “Susy” Prinzo


Susanna “Susy” Prinzo was 48 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. A healthy and fit wife, mother of three, and successful businesswoman, Susy had no family history of colon cancer. After five years of living with the disease, Susy passed away in April 2013, a month before her 53rd birthday.


“Susy was a role model to her family and friends alike: she was forgiving, empathetic, kind and generous. Despite the many challenges, pain and fear that cancer brought to her life, rather than complaining or carrying bitterness and anger, Mom taught us to trust, have faith, to love and support one another, and to appreciate the simple pleasures.”


More about Susy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN4CQjuPxaA


About the RA Centre

The RA Centre is operated by the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA). The RA Centre is the largest private not-for-profit recreation and leisure facility in Canada offering sports, recreation and fitness programs and services to all ages.


With an outstanding line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for youth and clubs for all ages the RA is the destination to create a great sport experience. Delivered in a safe environment that values fun, respect and excellence, the RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. As a turnkey facility, the RA Centre offers  a restaurant, a range of conference rooms for meetings, weddings and banquets all supported by our great menu of catered meals.


Contact Information

Shake Your Booty for Susy:

Carmela Prinzo, Organizer

Telephone: 613-866-0354

Email: shakeyourbootyforsusy@yahoo.ca

Website: www.shakeyourbootyforsusy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/748152051870859/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):

Bryan R. Merrett

Director, Marketing & Member Services

Telephone: 613-897-6162

Email: bmerrett@racentre.com

Website: www.racentre.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RACentreOttawa

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RACentreOttawa


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