Zumba for the Cure to support Treasure Chests

ALTONA - Whether you like to groove to the beat or just sit and watch, Zumba for the Cure might just be perfect for you.

The first-ever Zumba for the Cure will be hosted Sunday, Oct. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall, 47 Wood Falls Road.

"Fifteen local Zumba instructors will hold a two-hour event with non-stop Zumba to raise money for the Treasure Chests, which is a breast cancer support and research group of the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center," explained Amy Peryea, a local Zumba instructor.

"[Zumba] is a Latin-inspired dance class," explained Peryea. "It's a power workout with different varieties of dance such as cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, cha-cha-cha and a lot of other Latin music."

"It's the most energized work out you can imagine," added Peryea.

The Zumbathon will have a stage in the middle of the room with the instructors performing their songs on stage along with the participants, explained Peryea. For those who are not fond of dancing but still want to support the event, there will be opportunities to mingle and speak with cancer survivors.

"It's open to the public, so we're not telling everyone they have to Zumba," explained Peryea. "You can just come and watch."

Although there is a required minimum donation of $6, it is up to the participant to donate more money if they so wish. An open bar offering beverages for an additional cost will also be available.

For more information about the event, contact Peryea at 569-5701.

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