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Letter To The Editor: Brookdale Employees Honor Fallen Colleague

September 29, 2012 by admin

Letter to the Editor:

     In honor of our deceased Brookdale colleague, Roger P. Conant, we would like to invite the community to join the fun at a Zumba Fitness® event on Saturday, October 13. Led by the Jersey shore’s finest Zumba® instructors, Latin-inspired dance, fitness classes and fun fitness-related activities will run from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Brookdale Recreation and Events Center (BREC). Monies raised will support a scholarship in Roger’s memory.

     Roger was a gifted television production professional who also volunteered for The New Jersey Chapter of The Best Day Foundation which teaches special needs children surfing and snowboarding. His passion for surfing, the environment and Zumba® were his trade mark. Because of this, kids 12 and under are free to participate in the Zumbathon. Brookdale student tickets are $10 and adults are $20, all towards the scholarship. 

     Roger’s humanity spanned the globe as he also founded a non-profit organization, “Pure Vida Project” which developed a surfing school in Costa Rica for underprivileged children. 

     Please join us in supporting this fun fitness day and bring all the kids; try Zumba! Participate in classes; enjoy performances by the Brookdale Dance Club, face painting, a Haunted Theatre demo, win door prizes and check out the many vendors supporting the event.

      Scholarship applications will be available for students who are continuing their studies in the fields Roger loved; Media Studies, Communications Media, Environmental and Earth Science disciplines.

For tickets and information, visit 

Kelli Sanders, Coordinator

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