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'Salsa for the Cure' to help fight breast cancer

The Latin style of dance has become quite popular, in fact there are 14 different Latin dances.

One of those dances has inspired a Lexington woman to get people moving while helping to fight breast cancer at the same time.

There is a Salsa craze in Lexington and Reena Cobo at the Salsa Center is helping lead it.

"Salsa is uprising the Latin dances are taking over the dance floor,"said Reena Cobo, Director of the Salsa Center.

Each week at the Salsa Center in Lexington Cobo teaches dozens of students how to twist and turn to the sexy Latin style of dance.

Cobo is turning her love of dance into a worthwhile cause to help fight breast cancer.

In June she is hosting the first ever Salsa For the Cure as a way to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"Salsa For the Cure is an opportunity for local community to come together and support dance while raising breast cancer awareness," said Cobo.

Participants will take part in a group Salsa dance that they can learn at the center.

"It's a style of dance where you call and everyone executes the pattern at the same time on rhythm, the calls are in Spanish."

Cobo says sharing her love for dance and giving back is something she felt compelled to do.

" The foundation itself is very close to me, my mother is a first time survivor and my grandmother has battled and survived two times."

Whether you have two left feet or dance like a pro, it doesn't matter to Reena Cobo she just wants to see everyone Salsa together for the same cause.

"The ultimate goal is to raise awareness for breast cancer, to honor the survivors and to honor the ones who have lost the battle and to share dance and Salsa as a way of staying healthy."

Salsa For the Cure:
To register: www.thesalsacenter.com
Cost: $15

Saturday, June 16
Southcreek Park
2365 Harrodsburg Road

1:30PM Registration
2:00PM Greetings & Survivor Recognition
2:30PM Salsa Core Fitness Warm Up
Salsa Student Performances
3:45PM Salsa Casino Ruenda Lesson and Dancing
4:00PM Live Music with Salsa Rhythms Band

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