Zumba to raise funds for Heart Kids

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

NO PAR­ENT could imag­ine watch­ing one of their chil­dren hav­ing to un­dergo open heart surgery, but for Zumba Fit­ness Whit­sun­day chief in­struc­tor Kossy Hale­mai, this was his re­al­ity.

His daugh­ter Lanais Hale­mai was flown to Bris­bane for surgery in Oc­to­ber last year.

Mr Hale­mai said it was Lanais’ ac­tive, sport­ing life­style that lead to the fam­ily dis­cov­er­ing she had se­vere pains in her chest that were the re­sult of a blocked artery in her heart.

Mr Hale­mai said Lanais has made a full re­cov­ery and now wants to help raise vi­tal funds for the Heart Kids Foun­da­tion.

Zumba Fit­ness Whit­sun­days will be host­ing the Zumba Kids Con­cert this Satur­day, with all prof­its go­ing to the foun­da­tion.

Doors open at 6pm with the lit­tle star party to per­form at 6.30pm and the big star party at 7pm.

There will be a bar­beque din­ner for a gold coin dona­tion and a range of re­fresh­ments avail­able.

BIG HEART: Kossy Hale­mai from Zumba Fit­ness Whit­sun­days and his 11-year-old daugh­ter Lanais will be help­ing raise funds for the Heart Kids Foun­da­tion at the Zumba Kids Con­cert on Satur­day.

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