WERQ-ing to Support Breast Cancer Research

Posted on: August 14, 2019

Back by popular demand, the Glen Ellyn Park District’s WERQ-a-thon will be held on Saturday, October 12th to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. For those unfamiliar with WERQ, it’s a fun, upbeat, cardio-based dance class with routines choreographed to popular hip hop and pop tunes. The WERQ-a-thon will take place from 12:15 – 2:15 p.m., giving participants plenty of time to dance, party, and raise money for breast cancer research at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s mission is to end breast cancer and to save lives through effective treatments, improve tools for detection and diagnosis, and conduct ongoing research for the prevention of breast cancer. The Foundation has over one million supporters who play a role in fighting to end this deadly disease.

When signing up for the WERQ-a-thon, participants can pay the $10 minimum suggested donation at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center front desk or at the WERQ-a-thon door. Online registration is available at www.gepark.org/register, but donations cannot be made online. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants will also receive an Ackerman SFC giveaway.

For more information about this event, contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org or (630) 317-0137.