ROLLA – Personal fitness trainers and staff at The Centre, Rolla’s Health and Recreation complex, held a series of events recently to raise awareness and funds for the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation Breast Center.
During the month of October The Centre sold tie-die black and pink bracelets that read “PCRMC & THE CENTRE BATTLE BREAST CANCER”; and sold shirts while hosting an amazing event in conjunction with andFLEW! Studios on Oct. 24 called “Cardio for a Cure.”
A total of $707.50 was raised during all of these events, and a check for that amount was presented by Karen Richards, Fitness Supervisor at The Centre, to Lorrie Hartley, Executive Director, Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation, and Helen Litz, Breast Center Coordinator, Phelps County Regional Medical Center.
“The funds raised from these events support a great cause, and hopefully continue to raise the awareness of breast cancer,” said Scott Caron, Recreation Director at The Centre. “The dollars generated by members of the Centre and the community is equivalent to the cost of at least two mammograms. Now, two women who unfortunately might not have had the opportunity to have a mammogram will be able to.”
Karen Richards, Fitness Supervisor at The Center, (left, holding check), presents a $707.05 check to Lorrie Hartley, Executive Director, Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation Breast Center. Also pictured at The Centre are (l to r): Helen Litz, Breast Cancer Coordinator, Phelps County Regional Medical Center; Scott Caron, Recreation Centre Director; Josh Stephens, Personal Trainer, The Centre; Amber Richardson, Personal Trainer, The Centre; and Julie Rodgers, Administrative Assistant, The Centre. (Scott Grahl/City of Rolla photo).