April 29th was Cicero’s second annual Zumbathon Fundraiser held in support of Ovarian Cancer. Last year Christine Schoeck-Blakely attended the event but after she passed away in August, family members decided to keep the tradition alive in her honor.
Local instructor Jessica Ouimet said “The reason I love to teach zumba so much is because zumba is a family, zumba people are a family. And when something like this goes down, they’re here to show their support. So it’s a good thing”. Also being Christine’s niece Jessica came up with the idea for the event, and said it was a fitting way to pay tribute.
Tracey Road Equipment’s very own Kevan Cook specially redesigned his TRE racecar to honor Christine, and her battle with Ovarian Cancer. All proceeds went to Ovarian Cancer Research at Upstate Cancer Center.