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October 11, 2014

Sistahs 4 Life 'Soul Line Dance' for Breast Cancer Awareness

"Friday afternoon members of the soul line dancing group Sistahs 4 Life helped kick off Worship in Pink, a month of events to encourage women to have mammograms.

African-American women are less likely than white women to develop breast cancer. But the mortality rate is higher for African-Americans. Experts have suggested that one reason the rates are so high is African-American have historically been less likely to get a mammogram.

The Oregonian published a full-length story Friday about Worship in Pink. But some readers wanted to see the line-dancing moves. The Sistahs did the Wobble. They did the Cupid Shuffle and the old Electric slide..."

Casey Parks- Oregonian

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April 16, 2014

Health, Soul, and Dance

"'Get healthy while having fun with a new Sistahs4Life workout class called “Soulful Line Dancing.'

Sistahs4Life was founded by local residents Selena Mitchell, Kimberly Turner-Willianson and Carletta Dizer-Malone. The soulful dancing is defined as a group of people dancing in one or more lines or rows, without regard to gender of the individuals while all the participants execute the steps at the same time.

The goal is to get fit and healthy while having fun.

Developed to benefit beginners through advanced participants, each instructor attends training camps to maintain the integrity of the comprehensive program.

Sistahs4Life began offering a series of dance exercise programs weekly after a huge success for their first line dance boot camp last year at the Peninsula Park gym..."

Author Unknown- Portland Observer

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