10/19/2010

Walk to benefit Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

Pro-Performance sponsors Betty Puskar Walk for Breast Cancer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Pro Performance Rx, an indoor athletic training and rehabilitation facility in Morgantown, is sponsoring a walk for its members to benefit the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at West Virginia University.

Participants in the Betty Puskar Walk for Breast Cancer are being challenged to walk 77 miles by the end of October - the distance to Canaan Valley - for a chance to win various prizes, including a weekend getaway to the Canaan Valley Resort. They may also do alternate forms of exercise with 30 minutes as the equivalent of one mile walked. 

“Since October is national walking month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to do something that would encourage exercise while supporting a local facility that provides women with important breast care services,” Brittany Taylor, a trainer at Pro Performance, said. 

“Research has shown that being overweight or obese increases the risk for breast cancer. But physical activity decreases that risk. The ultimate goal of the Betty Puskar Walk for Breast Cancer is to promote a healthy lifestyle.”

The money generated through the event will come from sponsorships and donations obtained by participating members. In addition, Pro Performance is selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts for $15 and donating all of those proceeds to the Breast Care Center.

Anyone interested in joining Pro Performance as a new member this month can do so for a special monthly rate of $30.

For information on Pro Performance Rx see www.properformancerx.com/about_us.cfm.

For information on the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center see www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bpbcc.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
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