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Charity Zumbathon comes to the Tri-County Area

Friday, October 5, 2012

It’s time to get moving and help find a cure for breast cancer. Robeson Lutheran Church has teamed up with local licensed Zumba Fitness instructor, Megan McNicholas, to host the Tri-County Area’s first Party in Pink™ Zumbathon Charity event on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Robeson Lutheran Church. The Party in Pink™ Movement is a global phenomenon of Zumbathon Charity events, all raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. So far, over $350,000 has been raised.
But, what exactly is a Zumbathon?
“A Zumbathon Charity event is a fun fitness concert event, with music, Zumba dance, raffle prizes and inspiration. It’s a great way to raise money for a great cause by doing something good for yourself,” said McNicholas. “You don’t have to be a great dancer, you can have two left feet and you don’t have to be super fit. If you like music and you like to move, a Zumbathon is an amazing experience you will never forget.”
At least 75% of the ticket sales go directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Participants will begin their Zumbathon experience with a short introduction to the Zumba program and basic rhythms and movements used. This tutorial is designed to help those who have never tried Zumba feel more comfortable once the party begins. Next, eight of the best Zumba instructors in the area will lead a high energy Zumba class. A guest speaker will share her personal story of triumph over breast cancer. Raffle prizes donated by local merchants will be given away, and all participants who register in advance will receive breast cancer awareness giveaways. Some of the prizes include gift certificates for a free house cleaning provided by Moore Cleaning for Less and Premier Jewelry by Consultant Kristen Dennison.
Tickets for this event are $25 and are available for purchase at Robeson Lutheran Church, though participating Zumba instructors, or at the door. For more information about the Zumbathon or to make a direct donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure through this event, please visit or call Robeson Lutheran Church at (610) 856-7242. To find out more about the Party in Pink™ Movement, visit the event website at
Robeson Lutheran Church, located at 3520 Plow Road in Mohnton, is lead by Pastor Michael Ware. Pastor Michael has been committed toward reaching out to the community of the area by making Robeson Lutheran Church a Community Center providing services, fellowship and outreach. “As the ‘Light on the Hill’, our mission is to reflect the light of Christ by inviting all people in the congregation and community to worship, serve and witness the word of God through love for each other and the world.”
Do it for yourself, for the people you love, for the millions who need your support. Join the global Party in Pink™ movement.