Zum­bat­hon to raise funds for lo­cal fam­ily

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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 tama­ra­woods@big­pond.com 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.

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