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Charity Zumbathon

Date: 5/10/2013Start Time: 7:00 PMEnd Time: 10:00 PMLocation: Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Make Fibromyalgia Visible


The 1st Zumbathon for Fibromyalgia in Fairfield, IA will take place on May 10, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. Zumba Instructors: Leslie Harris, Jason Deprey, and Erica Powless.

Registration begins at 6 pm.

Tickets: Preregistration tickets $10 or commit to raising $100 in donations
Tickets at door: $15


What is Fibromyalgia?

“Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a complex chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million Americans.  While it occurs most often in women, it strikes men and children, and all ethnic backgrounds. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia (FM) can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities” (http://www.fmcpaware.org/fm-fact-sheet). Proceeds of this event will go to benefit the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association”, which is a leading organization that provides support, education, research, and advocacy for fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions."  


What is Zumba?

Started in 2001, Zumba® classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, which provide effective, total-body workouts. The company is now the largest branded fitness program in the world -- reporting more than 14 million weekly class participants, in over 140,000 locations, across more than 150 countries.  classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, which provide effective, total-body workouts. "A Zumbathon® charity event is a Zumba® Fitness-Party that is open to the public and raises funds and awareness for a selected charity (an organization, individual or community in need). These events can only be hosted by licensed Zumba Instructors who have been granted approval by Zumba Fitness, LLC." (Taken fromwww.zumba.comwebsite)


No experience is necessary to participate in the Zumbathon. This is a family-friendly event open to the public and welcomes all members of the community. Please wear comfortable workout attire with tennis shoes. Bring a towel and water bottle! Most importantly, just remember to have fun!


This Zumbathon is close to the heart of Leslie Harris, one of the Zumba instructors organizing the event, because she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 6 years ago and credits Zumba as one of the things that helped her regain her life. 


To support the Zumbathon for Fibromyalgia: participate in the event, make a financial donation, encourage others to participate in the event, donate a door prize for the event, supply advertisement for the event, or all of the above contact Leslie Harris or Jason Deprey.  To Donate online or for more information go to https://sites.google.com/site/leslieandjasonevents/


Zumbathon Contacts:

Leslie Harris

Email: lesliehzumba@gmail.com

Phone: 319-481-2163

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