Did you know that September is ovarian cancer awareness month in the United States? Over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year in the U.S. alone, and over 220,000 women will be diagnosed worldwide. Furthermore, 77% of ovarian cancer cases will be diagnosed at an advanced stage, primarily because the symptoms that present in the early stages of the disease are often subtle, misinterpreted, inconsistent or altogether ignored. For those thousands of women who will be affected by ovarian cancer, the greatest hope for survival is early detection – and, above all else, early detection starts with awareness. So, in an effort to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, Dedham Health & Athletic Complex is proudly partnering with Ovations for the Cure – a local organization at the forefront of promoting and supporting ovarian cancer research, education, and assistance – to host “Aqua Ovations for the Cure”.
“Aqua Ovations for the Cure” is a very special, one-time, water aerobics event to be hosted on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 11:00 AM-12:30PM. The event offers a fun, challenging, water-based workout hosted in DHAC’s therapeutic, heated, indoor salt-pure pool. The workout will feature popular music from every decade, countless varieties of water exercises, multiple certified water-aerobics instructors from DHAC, and more! Any person ages 16 + and of any level of fitness is invited to attend. Not a strong swimmer? You don’t have to be! The entire pool is 4 feet in depth, so your feet will be on the ground the entire time. You don’t like to exercise? That’s okay. You can come down simply to enjoy the music and support those who are involved. Ultimately “Aqua Ovations for the Cure” can be as challenging or simple as you choose to make it. The idea is to have fun while raising money for a great charity and a great cause. Any and all contributions are
greatly appreciated. To sign-up or make a donation, please stop by the DHAC front desk. Any person who donates a minimum of $10 will receive an official Ovations for the Cure bracelet. For those who donate on the web, simply bring a printed copy of your donation verification to the DHAC front desk to receive your bracelet. Wear it proudly and encourage others to get involved. Even if you cannot commit to attending the event, we encourage you to make a donation at http://www.ovationsforthecure.org/events/eventsupaqua.php . All proceeds go directly to the Ovations for the Cure charity. For guests of DHAC attending the event, our standard $20 guest fee will still apply however all of those proceeds will be donated to Ovations for the Cure. As always, prior to participating in any form of exercise, please consult your physician. For specific questions or for more information, please contact Jason Laporte at DHAC (781) 326-2900 ext. 216.
We will have the entire lap pool reserved for this event and it is our goal to fill both the pool and our donation bin! Together we WILL make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer! The DHAC team with the great people at Ovations for the Cure hope that you will join us for a memorable event.
See you all there!