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Several Breast Cancer Awareness Events Held in Monongalia County

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Many people recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Westover residents wanted to raise money for a cure by dancing at the Party in Pink Zumbathon on Saturday.

Zumba reached out to instructors around the world and teamed up with the Susan G. Komen organization to host the event.

"I took it as an opportunity to be a servant in my community and say yes," said Dawn O'Dell, the event coordinator and Zumba instructor. "And I applied and was accepted and hosted the first annual. This year we celebrate four years. Amazing."

West Virginia University fraternities also volunteered their time at the event.

To participate, there was a $10 suggested donation for adults and $5 for kids. There was also a 'Zumbini' portion of the event for children.

The color pink could be seen all over Monongalia County on Saturday. A second breast cancer awareness event was held just across town.

The Morgantown Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K was at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown. The event calls survivors and their supporters to participate in a non-competitive style walk and run.

"We have a great group of survivors who come out to do this, as well as to cheer people on and to thank everyone," said Jeannine Ogden, the Co-Chair of the Making Strides event. "I think breast cancer touches everyone in this day and age. And October is Breast Cancer Awareness month."

'Making Strides' is a nationwide event that is help put on by the American Cancer Society.

Survivors stood at the finish line to cheer runners and walkers on.

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