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“Breast Cancer Warriors” compete in body-building, fitness competition


Councilmember and Mayor Hillary Schieve make note of Councilmember Neoma Jardon’s footwear for a “heels around town” competition.

More than a dozen local women who have fought — or are fighting — breast cancer are competing Saturday in a body-building and fitness competition.

The women have been working out at Evoke Fitness as part of the “each one tell one” campaign for breast cancer awareness.

“This is our fourth class and each is so different but one thing is consistent,” said Mena Spodobalski of Evoke Fitness. “From their first day coming in until the stage this weekend, they have bonded and learned to love their bodies and themselves again. That’s the biggest accomplishment and why this is the most important thing I can do.”

The team includes Washoe County School Board Trustee Angie Taylor and Reno City Councilmember Neoma Jardon, both of whom were diagnosed with breast cancer in recent years.

The women have been focusing on cardio, diet and fitness. They will walk the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday in a bikini as part of the NPC Best of the West classic competition.

This is the fourth year the “Breast Cancer 2 Bikini” program has been operating.



SOURCE: RAD Strategies for Evoke Fitness

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