Make every move count-ZUMBATHON will benefit Gilda’s Club

For the first time since the doors opened at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, both organizations will come together to Zumba® along with supporters of both cancer support organizations. Though this is the 3rd Annual ZUMBATHON, it’s the first time both organizations will benefit from the event, which takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.
ZUMBATHON is open to individuals of all ages and will be led by some of the nation’s top Zumba® leaders. Zumba® Jammer Aimee Sharpe-Raatz from Michigan and Zumba® Jammer Mauricio Camargo from Florida along with Zumba® Jammer Candidates Maria E Zapata-Sobojinski and Ria Martin, both from Michigan,  will lead those in attendance, along with more than 30 local instructors.
The 90 minutes Zumbathon® will begin at 6.30 p.m. with registration beginning at 5 p.m. Shemane Nugent, fitness expert, and author of “Married to a Rock Star,” will take the stage at 6 p.m. to present “50 is the new 30: Epic Healing, Health & Happiness at any age.” The registration fee is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To register online, visit
About Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids:
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause. The comprehensive program, delivered by licensed healthcare professionals includes education, structured sharing times, networking, lectures, workshops and social activities. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is one of  the largest and busiest of the 52 affiliates in North America. The organization runs entirely on charitable donations and currently serves more than 10,000 individuals each year at its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Mich., in various schools and in five community centers. For more information, visit

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