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Register now for Gulfside Regional Hospice fundraising walk

Gulfside Regional Hospice will hold its Hike for Hospice event this November, but registration will take place throughout this week. The 3.1-mile walk will be at Wesley Chapel District Park and will include a guest appearance by former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott, who will sign autographs and kick off the event.

"It's a great way to memorialize the people that hospice care has helped," Gulfside Regional Hospice president and chief executive officer Linda Ward said. "We had 800 hikers a year ago and raised $70,000 for the hospice. This year, we've raised our expectations to 1,000 hikers and $100,000 worth of funds raised."

Registration will take place on the following dates at these locations: today at Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 21780 State Road 54; Thursday at Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, 36504 State Road 54; and Friday at New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe, 3601 Universal Plaza. Representatives from Hike for Hospice will be available between 2 and 4 p.m. to answer questions.

The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students age 11 and older, and $5 for children age 10 and younger. To register, visit or call 1-800-561-4883.

GOLF: The Florida Cancer Institute will host the Swing for the Cure golf tournament on Sept. 25 at River Ridge Golf and Country Club. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The proceeds will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The cost is $60 per person, which includes golf cart, lunch, drawings, door prizes and entrance into the best ball competition. For details, call Jody Colwell at (727) 484-1169.

TENNIS: USTA certified instructor Brent Wellman is conducting after-school tennis camps at Quail Ridge Country Club. The camps take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are available to players ages 6 to 18. Monthly and sibling discounts are available. For more information, call (727) 919-2011.

DANCING: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson is offering fall ballroom dancing classes. The cost is $8 per person. Group lessons will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, with individual lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (727) 861-3033.

YOGA: The Land O'Lakes Community Center holds yoga classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday. The cost is $32 per month. For details, call (813) 929-1229.

ZUMBA: The Land O'Lakes Community Center hosts Zumba fitness classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Zumba uses dancing to enhance stamina, agility and flexibility. The cost is $6 per class. For more information, call (813) 929-1229.

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Register now for Gulfside Regional Hospice fundraising walk 09/14/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 8:42pm]
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