'Kick for the Cure' takes on breast cancer

5:16 PM, Oct 27, 2012   |    comments
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Throughout the week, business owner Frankie Cole decked out his gym with pink ribbons and encouraged his members to wear pink.

"We wanted to show support for the cause and for those who are still battling breast cancer," Cole said.

Saturday, members and people from all over the community packed the gym for classes and made a contribution which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The people who came participated in everything from cardio kickboxing, to boot camp and hip-hop routines. But the special hour of the day was at noon, when breast cancer survivors came to participate in the event.

"It's incredible! Anyone who survives breast cancer is an inspiration for us all and to have them in class will inspire everyone to work a little harder," Cole said.

Saundra Robinson is a 6-year survivor of breast cancer. Ever since she was diagnosed with cancer she says she has been fighting to spread awareness.

"Our local chapter of Susan G. Komen provides treatment, education, research dollars for 19 counties in Colorado. Donations like this for 'Kick for the Cure' goes to our local affiliate and it stays right here at home and that's what we're doing," Robinson said.

Cole says he is committed to using his gym to help bring awareness and raise funds for not only breast cancer but other diseases that affect the community.

He says soon the pink ribbons in his windows will turn to red, because the next fight he'll take on is for heart disease.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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