Zumbathon to raise funds for local family
THE family of a 20-month-old local girl Jorjia Linthwaithe, who is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in Brisbane, will be the beneficiaries of a Zumbathon charity event on Saturday, August 31.
Jorjia was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) a rare type of cancer in July this year.
Friend of the family Tamara Junger said Jorjia and her parents Ray and Joanna Linthwaithe immediately flew to the Royal Brisbane Hospital to start treatment.
“Big sister Ayla, who turns four in November, has since joined them and they will make Brisbane their home for the next 12 months, possibly longer, depending on the type of aftercare treatment Jorjia will require,” she said.
“At the moment the best way we can help is to contribute financially, to help ease the financial burden so Ray and Jo can concentrate on what’s most important, the care of both their girls... during this incredibly difficult and sad time.”
Zumbathon organiser Jacqui Matthews said Mrs Linthwaite attended her Zumba Fitness classes and she wanted to help in anyway possible.
Zumba Fitness with Jacqui will be holding the Zumbathon from 3pm to 5pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Proserpine.
There will be a range of Zumba Fitness displays on show with beginner classes, a kids 20 minute express class and a Zumba high impact class.
Local Zumba instructors Kossy Halemai and Opal Harrison will be donating their time to help run classes.
There will be a number of prize giveaways by local businesses and light refreshments available for a gold coin donation.
Donations can be made by contacting Tamara Junger on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 174 080.
FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE: Jacqui Matthews from Zumba Fitness will be holding a charity Zumbathon to raise funds for 20-month-old Jorjia Linthwaite, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in July this year.