What: Fitness Dance Party Fundraiser
Where: Jen Murphy Fitness. 113 West Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337
When: Friday, February 7th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Who: Everyone! All ages, fitness levels welcome- no dance experience necessary
Why: Raising money for Pediatric Cancer Research
Thon at Penn State
Did you know that every year Penn State students raise money for pediatric cancer research by dancing for 46 hours straight?! The event is called Thon, and last year the event raised more than $10 million. My son, Trevor, was one of the 750 dancers that stayed awake, and on their feet, dancing for the entire event, cheered on by their teams, friends, and family.
“It was an experience I’ll never forget. Being part of THON for the past four years has taught me so much, and helped so many kids and their families, something I hope to continue in the future.”
Why am I telling you this?
Last year friends, family and JMF all donated to the cause on behalf of Trevor and his team. This year we thought it would be fun to host our own Mini Marathon Fitness Dance Party, with all donations being matched by JMF, and all proceeds going to The Penn State Children’s Research Hospital in Hershey PA.
Zumba Maria, the brainchild of the event, had originally wanted to do 46 songs, about four hours worth, but we ultimately decided to dance for two hours, switching between four instructors. Come dance for as long or as short as you’d like- $10 at the door, includes prizes, snacks and a fabulous workout. No dance experience necessary, all ages and fitness levels welcome, please wear sneakers.
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See you on the dance floor!