Health & Fitness

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During the month of September, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is asking the community to “Go Gold” during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month to raise $1 million in support of the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. More than 50 Valley businesses will offer promotions on food, merchandise and services, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the fundraising effort.

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If you’re a runner, walker or cyclist, you’re probably already hitting the road on a regular basis. Since you’re out there, why not raise much-needed funds for Valley organizations? Even if you’re not a regular exerciser, there are plenty of options for everyone, from a short walk to a two-hour spinning session. Here are the top five events you can participate in during the next two weeks to benefit area charities.

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Thanks to a growing global dance community, regular weekly events in major cities and the infamous 1998 “Gap Swings” commercial, swing dance has seen a comeback. Over the past two years I’ve been a sometimes regular at several swing nights around the Valley, gazing at my partner’s multiple left feet over at Fatcat Ballroom or peeping the sweet vintage threads and retro hairstyles on display every Tuesday night at The Duce.

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Welcome to the second installment of our “We Tried It” series, wherein we boldly try a new adventure and then tell you all about it so you can live vicariously through us and then try it out for yourself! Last time, two of our staffers tried The Body Lab, a Pilates-inspired workout that impressed them so much they continue to go to BL classes regularly.

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