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CALYPSOCISE BENEFITS RED CROSS, HUMANE SOCIETY

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Jan. 15, 2003 – University of the Virgin Islands professor Elridge Blake has presented two community groups with the funds generated by a recent series of Calypsocise aerobics classes he conducted at the university's Sports and Fitness Center.
Half the total of $460 in funds went to the American Red Cross and half to the Humane Society of St. Thomas.
Accepting for the Red Cross were Priscilla Hintz and Janet Mescus. Hintz chairs the Red Cross board of directors, and Mescus is the group's director of financial development and public affairs. Mescus is also a part-time UVI instructor. Accepting for the Humane Society was Miness Thomas, the society's office attendant and receptionist.
Blake, a long-time coach and instructor at UVI, said he began offering Calypsocise courses after hearing that the average American gains from 5 to 35 pounds between Halloween and Three Kings Day. Several of his students have commented that the courses helped them to lose weight.
Blake's course in the fall of 2002 drew between 20 and 25 people to each session. Participant contributions of $5 per session generated the funds presented to the Red Cross and Humane Society.

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