Evolution Fitness to host Row for the Cure fundraiser

This Saturday, Evolution Fitness & Training is hosting a fundraiser in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with proceeds going to benefit the Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund of Isabella County.

Owner Tracy Florian says this event is near and dear to her heart because she’s known members of her gym who have struggled with breast cancer or had a loved one who struggled. The goal is to raise $100 per rower.

“I think we have all in some way, shape, or form been touched by some form of cancer, and I think it's important to think about those that we've lost or that have beat cancer,” Florian says.

Eight teams of 10 individuals will be rowing the equivalent of a full marathon — a total of over 41,000 meters on the rowing machines housed at Elevation.

The event will be held outdoors in the gym’s parking lot, located at 1717 S. Mission St. in Mt. Pleasant, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. until noon. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged.

There are still spaces left on the rowing teams. Those who are interested in participating should contact Florian at evolutionfitnessmtp@gmail.com. Drop-in donations are welcome.
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Riley Connell is a senior at Central Michigan University majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast and cinematic arts. She has written for CMU's student-run publication Grand Central Magazine for two years and is now the editor-in-chief. After obtaining her degree, Riley would like to become a full-time feature writer. In her free time, Riley enjoys listening to music, trying new food, and collecting vintage clothing. She grew up in Metro Detroit and currently resides in Mt. Pleasant.