NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Pure Pilates, a boutique studio located in New Providence, recently announced that they have raised $1,200 during their “Breathing Life into Lung Cancer” event in support of Mass General Hospital for Ground Breaking Lung Cancer Therapy.

The fundraiser was held at the Pure Pilates studio located at 133 Gales Drive on Sunday, November 23rd and was in honor of Pure Pilates client, Barbara Densen.  All proceeds went to Mass General Hospital in her memory.

The event consisted of five 45 minute Reformer classes in the morning from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., taught by Pure Pilates Instructors donating their time for the cause.  Breakfast was served and raffle prizes were awarded.

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Barbara Densen learned she had late-stage lung cancer in 2010, and brought her fight to Mass General.  Densen underwent multiple lung cancer therapies but unfortunately, she eventually became resistant to her therapies and passed away in July, 2013. Given less than a year to live at diagnosis, she survived and thrived for more than three years, living long enough to see her daughter marry, a son graduate high school, and to fulfill a lifetime wish to hike the hills of Sedona and visit the Grand Canyon.  In her memory, friends and family of Densen created the Targeting a Cure for Lung Cancer Fund to support the lung cancer research program at Mass General.

Lung cancer kills three times more people than any other cancer, and it claims substantially more female lives than breast, ovarian and uterine cancers combined.  One in 14 Americans — most of whom never smoked or stopped smoking a long time ago — will receive a lung cancer diagnosis. Most will not survive five years.

For more information, and to learn how to donate to the Targeting a Cure for Lung Cancer Fund you can visit www.giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/groundbreaking-lung-cancer-therapy.

To learn more about Pure Pilates visit www.purepilatesnj.com.