Jen Burkholder, manager of the Malibu Fitness and Spa Center, located at 800 East Main St. in New Holland, bubbled over with enthusiasm as she spoke about her team and their recent participation in a Philadelphia LIVESTRONG event which raised money for the global foundation.
“I am a cancer ‘co-survivor.’ This is a word my sister, Nicole, and I coined when my mother was battling breast cancer. It was such a devastating blow to learn Christmas Eve of 2009 that my mother, Lorraine Burkholder, after a routine mammogram, and further screenings was diagnosed with breast cancer. That dreaded lump had turned out to be cancerous. We have lost family members to cancer and our family has a strong genetic link to the disease.”
Burkholder heard about the upcoming LIVESTRONG event from one of our fitness club members, Amy Smith. She told Burkholder the event would be held in Blue Bell on the Montgomery County Community College Campus, Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, 2012.