Thanks to all the volunteers from our very own group fitness staff, the first Party-In-Pink event at the Falls was a great success! Our guest of honor, Emily Rider, is in a wheelchair due to MS. Recently also diagnosed with breast cancer, Emily has just started radiation treatments. Her daughters are members of The Falls, and we were all so pleased to discover that she was able to get her heart rate up by participating in POUND!
The Falls members truly stepped up with the opportunity to donate to this cause. Donations were pouring in all week, before the party even started! I heard so many comments of how they were happy to donate to an individual in need rather than to a national foundation. One gentleman from our Gravity class donated $100! I am so pleased to share that we were able to raise $555.00 to help Emily with her medical bills!
The fitness and fellowship, paired with generosity and sacrifice, resulted in warm smiles, tears of gratitude, sweaty faces, and full hearts.
This truly was a shining moment for The Falls. We have started a wonderful tradition!