TOMS RIVER – Lisa Pepper, owner of POUND With Pepper is busy these days with the planning of the second NJ Pound 4 Pink which is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer research and awareness.
Pepper is the organizer of this event. “I teach Pound, it is a cardio jam session inspired by drumming. One thing we pride ourselves more than it being a great workout, it’s also a great global community of fitness rebels who love to give back to the community”
One of Pound’s platforms is Breast cancer awareness. “I went out to Arizona four years ago and attended their Pound 4 Pink. This event was so amazing and I thought to myself ‘there is no reason that we can’t do something like this in New Jersey,’” Pepper added.
Last year, Pepper had planned to partner up with Community Medical Center in Toms River. “They were going to sponsor me. Then COVID-19 hit and they cancelled all their events. I was determined to find a way to make this event happen and I reached out to some local merchants and we held it.”
She said “it was a huge success. We raised a little over $2,500 for Mary’s Place by the Sea. We held the event in a local dance studio parking lot and had almost 50 participants.”
This year’s event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on October 9. “I have partnered up with the East Dover First Aid Squad and they are allowing us to hold the event there. We will have a DJ, live drummer to play along with the music, and some local vendors as well,” Pepper said.
The East Dover First Aid Squad is located at 535 Garfield Avenue. The event will feature a full body cardio-jam session and proceeds will once again go to Mary’s Place by the Sea.
To pre-register for this event, go to Eventbrite. Donations will also be accepted at the door.