Kelly Cares Kicks Off Paqui's Playbook Series with Pink Out Zumba

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

Zumba Session Marks A Team Effort Between Kelly Cares Foundation, Saint Joseph Health System & United Federal Credit Union to Promote Health and Wellness


South Bend, IN – September 28, 2017 – As part of the fourth annual Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series, the Kelly Cares Foundation will team up with United Federal Credit Union and Saint Joseph Health System to offer a free Pink Out Zumba Session to the community on Monday, October 2, 2017. 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 over 1000 participants will help to “zumba for a cure” at the event.


Participants will enjoy a pink package including football beads, headbands, Zumba sticks, pink towels, and a pink t-shirt. Guests will also have the opportunity to walk the Pink Carpet and participate in the I’m A #GAMECHANGER booth while sharing their “selfie” and group photos on social media as part of the Kelly Cares Foundation’s 2017 Be A #GAMECHANGER 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.”


This year, United Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Paqui’s Playbook. “The Kelly Cares Foundation is passionate about creating an impact in Michiana through inspiring hope and making a difference in the lives of others,” said UFCU’s Chief Lending Officer, Stacy Fillmore. “We are honored to serve as the presenting sponsor of Paqui’s Playbook and partner with an organization that shares our same goals.”


The Kelly Cares Foundation’s Official Healthcare provider for the month of October is Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS). This is the fourth year that SJHS has been a supporting partner of the event. 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. Tours of the SJHS’s Mobile Medical Unit will be will be open to participants during registration. 


Because of the generous support from United Federal Credit Union, Saint Joseph Health System and all of our other sponsors, the Kelly Cares Foundation is able to offer this complimentary event to the community.  



Paqui’s Playbook Pink Out Zumba Session (FREE)

Monday, October 2, 2017

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 fourth annual Paqui’s Playbook Wellness Event Series, please contact Becky Beckman,



About Saint Joseph Health System

Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) is a not-for-profit 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 United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. UFCU consists of more than 165,000 Member/owners worldwide, and manages assets in excess of $2.4 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are located in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, and Ohio.



About Kelly Cares Foundation

The Kelly Cares Foundation, now in its ninth year, was founded with the objective of supporting organizations, initiatives, and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family. The Kelly Cares Foundation strengthens communities and inspires hope by investing resources to improve health and education. The Foundation has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope” in its local Indiana community and beyond as it seeks to provide direct and immediate assistance foras many people as possible.


Since its founding in 2008, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated over $4 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. Some notable organizations that have received contributions from the Kelly Cares Foundation include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Saint Joseph Health System, Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and the Notre Dame Hesburgh Library.

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


Posted on September 28, 2017