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Relay for life team gets physical for purple power with a Zumbathon

Relay for Life team Motivators “Zumba” along with 55 participants to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life team Motivators “Zumba” along with 55 participants to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

—  The Relay for Life team “Motivators” will host a Zumbathon at the Our Lady of Victory Church at 4919 South Catherine Street, on May 10. The Zumbathon will begin at 7 p.m. and go till 8:30 p.m.

“Our team is the Motivators; our team’s goal is to encourage teams to promote healthy lifestyle, eating, stop smoking, skin care, and things like that,” said Co-Captain of the Motivators, Penny Dumas. “The theme of the relay for this year is ‘Lets Get Physical, Kicking Cancer’s Butt’ and we thought, what better way to do that than with zumba?”

The Motivators hosted an impromptu Zumbathon on April 13 and Dumas said there were almost 55 people there.

“We got the word out through Facebook and friends, we’re hoping to double that at this event,” said Dumas.

Zumbathon instructors Jessica Coupal and Carrie Trombley have volunteered to lead the fast-paced and lively salsa/hip hop inspired workout. The event will have a disco-theme with lights, disco balls and more donated by Taylor Rental.

“It’s going to be really fun. People can dance, have fun, raise money for a good cause and get healthy all at the same time,” said Dumas. “The community has been really helpful in donating time and resources to help us raise money for Relay and we really appreciate it.”

Team Motivators also call to all zumba and relay enthusiasts to “bring the purple power” by creatively donning purple to show support for Relay for Life. Prizes will be awarded to the best of show of purple power.

At the event there will also be Relay for Life raffle tickets available for a chance to win a variety of prizes such as: a $250 gift certificate to Hannaford; a 42’ LCD television; two tickets to a Boston Red Socks vs. New York Yankee game and more. Raffle tickets will be drawn after the Relay for Life event on June 14.

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