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Exercise for Eric, a fundraiser to help defray the cost of medical bills for West Pittston teenager Eric Speicher, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 31 at Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Tickets are available at the door. The event will include the following exercise classes led by certified instructors: 9-10:30 a.m., Zumba and hip hop led by instructors from S.W.E.A.T. Studio, Luzerne; 10:30-11:15 a.m., Pilates; 11:15 a.m.-noon, yoga. A $10 donation is required to participate. There will also be a basket raffle, bake sale, refreshments and face painting. Speicher, 14, has been battling a chronic form of brain cancer since 2011. Community support through fundraisers enables his family to travel to treatments and doctor appointments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. For more information, or to pre-purchase tickets to the event, contact Anne Cawley at 570-823-7542. Event organizers with Speicher, from left, first row, are Cindy Bisulca; Speicher; Lisa Falzone, event chairman; and Eleanor Andreoli. Second row: Anne Cawley and Harold Cawley.

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