Kelly Cares Foundation Hosts FREE Pink Out Zumba Session as part of Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event

South Bend, IN – September 28, 2016 – As part of the third annual Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series, the Kelly Cares Foundation will again team up with Saint Joseph Health System to offer a free Pink Out Zumba Session to the community on Monday, October 3, 2016. The Zumba event and Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series are timed to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Out Zumba Session is also meant to underscore the importance of overall health and wellness – strengthening mind, body and spirit.

At the Pink Out Zumba Session, men, women and children will enjoy an hour-long Zumba workout directly on the football field inside Notre Dame Stadium – where 1000 participants will help to “dance for a cure” at the event. Participants will enjoy a pink package including football beads, sweet treats, water bottle, and a pink t-shirt. Guests will also have the opportunity to walk the Pink Carpet and participate in the #ShareYourStoryKCF booth for a chance to share their personal stories as a part of the Kelly Cares Foundation’s newest initiative.

“There is no simple fix when it comes to battling breast cancer,” says Paqui Kelly, co-founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation. “The Pink Out Zumba Session is one of my favorites, as it not only helps to raise awareness for breast cancer, but also educates our community on how fitness can be a fun and effective way of improving their overall health.”

The Kelly Cares Foundation is teaming up with Saint Joseph Health System, the event’s presenting sponsor, to offer this complimentary event to the community. The Pink Out Zumba Session provides another opportunity to spread the “This Counts” movement – a wellness program with 50 community partners, including the Kelly Cares Foundation, that encourages people to get up and move since every little bit counts toward better wellness. The Mobile Medical Unit will be providing skin checks for participants during registration.

Paqui’s Playbook Pink Out Zumba Session (FREE)

Monday, October 3

Notre Dame Stadium on the Football Field

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – 60 minute Zumba session

First 1,000 participants receive a customized pink package

To learn more about the Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series, individuals may visit and click on the events page.

To schedule an interview with Paqui Kelly regarding the third annual Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series, please contact Kelly Smith, at

About Saint Joseph Health System

Saint Joseph Health System(SJHS) is a not-for- profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJHS includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 26 practices with more than 85 providers. All inpatient rooms at all SJHS facilities are private. A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJHS offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In 2012 and 2014, SJHS was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In July 2014, for the fourth year running, SJHS was named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals. For more information, please visit

About Kelly Cares Foundation

The Kelly Cares Foundation was established in 2010 by the Brian and Paqui Kelly family to support organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family. A strong emphasis has been made on three main pillars: Health, Education and Community. To accomplish its mission, Kelly Cares emphasizes health, by promoting breast cancer awareness, supporting those in need, funding valuable research, and encouraging prevention; education, by funding educational research and supporting institutional advancement at all levels and capacities; and community, by supporting projects and initiatives that encourage the engagement of individuals in their local communities.

To learn more about the Kelly Cares Foundation and its initiatives, visit

Posted on September 28, 2016