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April 11, 2014



Zumba-thon fundraiser surpassing expectations!


April 11, 2014 – The first year of a new fundraising event to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Ottawa Colorectal Cancer Support Group is surpassing expectations. The community event called Shake Your Booty for Susy, developed by an Ottawa family whose mother passed away from colon cancer in 2013, has seen registrations soar to 120 participants. The event will feature Zumba fitness with one of the RA and Ottawa’s top instructors, Francisco (Paco) Paniagua, followed by a cardio kickboxing session from a local instructor to get participants active and understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle! The event will wrap up with a yoga program delivered by the RA’s Manager of LifeFIT Canada and yoga guru Brenda Hamm. Physical activity for a great cause, a perfect collaboration!


Shake Your Booty for Susy will take place this 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 are open to the public and 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.


“Her exquisite inner beauty and light shone through as outer beauty.Often likened to Princess Diana, Susy was tall, slim, with beautiful hair; she was elegant, classic, graceful, and always humble. She had a wonderful silly side and sense of humor, and an easy, bubbly laugh.”


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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