The Times West Virginian

October 8, 2012

‘Zumbathon’ planned to raise money for breast cancer research, programs

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — From ballroom dancing to Zumba, local Zumba instructor Andrea Powers has found her place.

Making the transition from instructing ballroom dancing to Zumba, she is now hooked.

“I was a Zumbaholic,” she laughed. “It’s a great workout and I wanted to share that with other people. I always wanted to live a healthy life in general, but I also want to help others.”

Filled with fun and energy, her classes invigorate participants, including Amanda Chenoweth, who has been attending for the past two years.

Chenoweth and others will use their love of Zumba to help an important cause this weekend.

A Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held at the Lighthouse on Rebecca Street in Shinnston from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Dressed in pink Zumba tank tops, participants will jingle away with colorful bracelets donning their arms and stage lights shining on them. Music from the 1950s and ’60s to current songs will be played.

It will be a colorful atmosphere, one the committee hopes will attract a large crowd and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10, and 75 percent of the proceeds will fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.


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