Ultima Fitness hosts cancer awareness event

Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 18:33:25-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- A gym in downtown West Palm Beach is raising awareness to beat cancer.

More than 200 people took workout classes, including spin and boot camp, for $1 a minute at Ultima Fitness Downtown on Clematis Street.

The event called Paint Your World Purple is helping to raise money for cancer research.

"My mother, not too long ago, passed away from cancer," said Chloe Lambros, the organizer of the event. "She had bone cancer. Her one year mark just came up and I always wanted to do something to help those who didn't survive, help those who were currently going through it."

All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The gym plans to hold a similar event for Alzheimer's awareness in the fall.

The event is going on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.