*Guest blog post by La Costa fitness instructor, Katia Kimiya
Zumba, a fitness phenomenon…
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.
A Zumbathon® event is a charity event hosted by a licensed Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN™) member specifically aimed at raising funds for worthy causes, including recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. In connection with Zumba Fitness’ Party in Pink program from August 1 to October 31, 2012, Zumba Fitness will donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 75% of each Zumbathon Party in Pink Ticket Fee collected for Zumbathon events held by ZIN members (67% in the event the ticket fee is collected via PayPal); at least 20% of each Zumbathon Ticket Fee collected for Zumbathon corporate charity events, 30% of the purchase price of Party in Pink Zumba wear, and 15% of the purchase price of campaign toning sticks with an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000.
Breast Cancer, a deadly phenomenon…
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
It’s time to get moving for the Cure…
Join the La Costa Resort team for our Party in Pink Zumbathon for the Cure event:
When: October 28, 2012; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Poinsettia Ballroom at La Costa Resort and Spa
What: 2 hours of nonstop hip shaking and body moving to benefit breast cancer research.
Tickets: $20.00 per person and available via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (choose: friend/family, personal gift)