Dance studio offering free classes for breast cancer patients, survivors

Dance studio offering free classes for breast cancer patients, survivors


HEARING THE WORDS YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER IS DEVASTATING TO ANY WOMAN. A DELAWARE COUNTY DANCE STUDIO IS HOPING TO OFFER SOME RELIEF FOR THOSE EFFECTED THROUGH THE ART OF DANCE. AS NBC4’S ROB SNEED FOUND OUT….THATS NOT ALL ITS DOING TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE DISEASE. ROB SNEED: “TODAY I HAD THE CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR AND SHE TOLD ME GETTING TREATMENTS CAN REALLY BRING YOUR SPIRITS DOWN. FOLKS ARE AT THIS DANCE STUDIO ARE GIVING SURVIVORS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS A CHANCE TO LEAVE THOSE WORRIES AT THE DOOR.” PAMELA BARAGONA, FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO: “DANCING IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE. IT’S YOUR BRAIN. MEETS YOUR BODY. MEETS YOUR HEART. ALL THOSE THREE TOGETHER.” IT’S WHAT PAMELA BARAGONA TEACHES HER STUDENTS AT FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO IN POWELL. BUT THIS MONTH…SHE’S TEACHING A SPECIAL GROUP. SURVIVORS OF BREAST CANCER….THEIR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS. PAMELA BARAGONA: “MY COUSIN PASSED THIS LAST YEAR FROM BREAST CANCER . IT WAS A REALLY LONG HARD BATTLE.” SHE SAW FIRST HAND THE THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SCARS BREAST CANCER CAN TAKE ON PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. ITS SOMETHING SHE SAYS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. “HAD SHE’D GOT EARLY DETECTION SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN STANDING HERE WITH US TODAY.” THROUGH HER MEMORY…SHES DOING TWO THINGS TO EASE THE PAIN OF THSOE SUFFERING. ALL THOUGH OCTOBER’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH….FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO OF POWELL GIVING FREE INTRODUCTORY DANCE LESSOMS TO ANYONE IMPACTED BY BREAST CANCER. PAMELA BARAGONA: “SOCIAL DANCING . BALLROOM DANCING .” AND THE LIST GOES ON. FRIDAY THERE WILL ALSO BE A FUNDRAISING DANCE PARTY AT 7 FOR MEGS MISSION. ITS A CHARITY THAT RAISES AWARENESS FOR EARLY DETECTION….AND HELPS WOMEN PAY FOR MAMMOGRAMS. MEG SMITH IS NOW CANCER FREE AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED 5 YEARS AGO. MEG SMITH SURVIVOR: “AFTER THE DIAGNOSES I REALIZED I NEEDED TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.” “IT’S VERY DIFFICULT WHETHER YOU’RE GOING THROUGH CHEMO AND RADIATION SURGERIES HOW DO THE RECONSTRUCTION MASTECTOMY’S THINGS LIKE THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT EMOTIONALLY PHYSICALLY MENTALLY I MET MANY WOMEN THROUGH MY PROCESS.” ROB SNEED: “SMITH HOPES EVERYONE IMPACTED BY BREAST CANCER WILL SIGN UP FOR THE DANCE CLASSES. LOCAL FOR YOU IN POWELL ROB SNEED NBC4.” NOW STORM TEAM 4 WITH CENTRAL OHIO’S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST DAVE:

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