GSE Hosts Health and Fitness Event for Women

Posted: March 18, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a sponsor of “Fit for Life 3,” an afternoon of interactive workshops for women of all ages. The event takes place on Sunday, March 21, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center. Participants can choose three workshops from among many that offer techniques for improving well-being and decreasing stress. Some options include yoga, pilates, tai chi, belly dance, Latin jam dance, massage therapy, herbal practices, and facial acupressure.

Other event sponsors are the National Capital Area Affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone, and Safeway Foods. Funds raised from registration will enable Y-ME volunteers to continue their mission.

“The efforts of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization are making the difference in the lives of many thousands of women affected by breast cancer,” says Carol Kaffenberger, GSE assistant professor, who is helping to coordinate the event. “This workshop series emphasizes the importance of self-care and wellness in the prevention of, or response to, the diagnosis of breast cancer.”

The workshop fee, which includes a commemorative T-shirt, is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $20 for students. To register, call 703-461-9595 or print the registration form from the web site.

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