Chance to Zumba for can­cer re­search

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

Women of Kar­ratha are in­vited to join the fight against breast can­cer and rock out with friends for a good cause at the Party in Pink Pil­bara Zum­bat­hon this month.

Last year the event at­tracted more than 100 lo­cal women who adorned them­selves in pink for the three-hour, non-stop Zum­bat­hon fundraiser.

Pil­bara Zum­bat­hon com­mit­tee spokes­woman Amanda Hoh­neck said all funds raised would go di­rectly to­wards im­prov­ing the ser­vices and ameni­ties at Craw­ford Lodge and Mil­roy Lodge, both of which house WA coun­try can­cer suf­fer­ers.

“Since the event’s in­cep­tion in 2013, we have man­aged to raise close to $8000 for var­i­ous can­cer causes, a high­light be­ing our 2014 event rais­ing $5000 with 120 par­tic­i­pants in at­ten­dance,” she said.

“As all pro­ceeds go back to the Can­cer Coun­cil each year we have no bud­get and rely on ticket sales and spon­sor­ship from lo­cal busi­nesses in the com­mu­nity to make this event hap­pen. We are hop­ing to dou­ble the num­bers again and with your sup­port, we will en­sure that this year’s event will be an even greater suc­cess.”

The Pil­bara Zum­bat­hon will take place at Kar­ratha Leisure­plex on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17 from 5pm-8pm.

Tick­ets cost $25 and can be bought from the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex re­cep­tion.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2011, the Party in Pink ini­tia­tive has al­lowed Zumba in­struc­tors and fans across the globe to raise more than $4 mil­lion world­wide.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Bertling, CB Snapz

More than 100 lo­cal women dressed in pink and flocked to the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex for a three-hour, non-stop Zum­bat­hon fundraiser last year.

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