The Zumba exercise craze is alive and well in the Snoqualmie Valley. Turning their love of Zumba into a giving back opportunity, five local instructors joined forces and formed a charitable Zumba organization called Muevelo Fitness. Lisa O’Dell, Shanyn Emerson, Heather Smith, Jill Saitta and Kelly Saunders all live and teach Zumba in the Snoqualmie Valley. The ladies plan to hold various valley Zumbathons to benefit bigger charities and smaller more local charities as well.
Their latest Zumbathon happens Saturday, March 24th from 5PM to 7PM at Snoqualmie Elementary School. This time the valley Zumba gurus are dancing for those who can’t because of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a progressive motor neurone disease that robs people of the ability to move their muscles.
Kelly Saunders says, “You can make a move for those who can’t. Attend a United We Dance to Cure ALS™ Zumbathon® charity event between February 1 and March 31, 2012, and give people with this disease hope that one day they’ll move again. 100% of ticket fees (aside from rental expenses) directly benefit MDA’s Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS.”
VIP’s are allowed to arrive an hour early and enjoy a Salsa/Zumba technique class from local ballroom/Zumba instructor, Heather Smith. They will also receive a small goody bag and up-front dance space. There are a limited number of VIP slots, so contact an instructor hosting the event to pre-pay and reserve a space. You can pre-pay in your local Zumba class with cash or check, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invoice to pay online with a credit card.
Ticket price info:
$15- for kids ages 8-14
For more information, including how to donate online if you cannot attend the event, visit the Zumbathon Facebook page.