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5K Classic Health Expo Features ‘Unity Dance’ by Cedar Crest College Women

Allentown, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2011)—Cedar Crest College will host the 2011 Women’s 5K Classic Health Expo set for Friday, Oct. 14, from 3-7 p.m., in the Lee’s Gymnasium and Harmon Hall. This year’s event includes a special twist in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a “surprise” performance by Cedar Crest students and faculty titled, “Women’s College for a Women’s Cause."

More than 20 members of the campus community dressed in pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts will perform an energetic, four-minute “unity dance” at approximately 4 p.m. In addition to showing support for those stricken with this disease, the dancers will encourage expo participants join in to demonstrate the collective strength of women. The event is anticipated to draw a crowd that numbers into the thousands.

“Cedar Crest College is a women’s college very much focused on leadership and community service, and we thought this was a fantastic opportunity for our performing arts students and others to step forward in a venue of primary importance to women,” said Roxanne Amico, chair of the performing arts department. “We hope that the energy and passion of our students serves as inspiration for women who attend the expo, especially when they participate in the 5K Classic on Saturday.”

The women’s health expo—sponsored by Josh Early Candies—will also include health screenings, healthy food demonstrations, and numerous other activities, including:

Bone Density Heel Scans
Mammogram Information
Chair Massages
Home Safety Tips
Skin Care Products and Treatments
Body Fat Analysis
Blood Pressure Screening
Relaxation Techniques
Mini Facials

Participants can also shop at the health expo, where among other things, they can buy food items with proceeds benefiting the 5K Classic.

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About Cedar Crest College’s community service efforts:

Cedar Crest has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll—the top federal honor a college or university can achieve for these efforts—every year since 2008. The college community performed an astounding 27,000 hours of community service during the 2010-11 academic year—most in the 144-year history of the institution.

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Last Updated: 10/12/11