Zumbathon Fundraiser for Sydney to Take Place This Friday

November 27, 2012

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is hosting another beneficiary Zumbathon event, this time it is for Sydney Vickery and her family.

Kellyn Willis, a Zumba instructor with the Wellness Center said they will be able to accommodate anyone who wants to participate.

“We will start off with a very high energy warm-up; we will break it down into two one hour segments. There will be an intermission in the middle, where we will do things like the cha-cha slide and the electric slide, which are slower line dances that everyone can participate in”, said Willis.

The first Zumbathon was held on the square a few months ago to benefit the TJ and Friends Foundation. Willis said the idea for another event began with another Zumba instructor, Megan Dixon.

“It was kind of a group effort of the instructors. One of our instructors, Megan Dixon, actually had the idea. She had people contact her about raising money for the Vickery family”, said Willis. “We had a lot of success with our first Zumbathon, so we wanted to try it again. We feel like this is a great way to raise money, and a fun way to get the community involved.”

Tickets for the event cost ten dollars, and can be purchased at the Wellness Center or from any Wellness Center instructor. Tickets will also be sold at the door the evening of the event.

Willis is encouraging everyone to wear Sydney’s favorite color.

“We are also trying to get everyone to wear purple. We are hoping to have a videographer there so she will be able to see everyone doing this for her”, said Willis. “So be sure to wear your purple.”

The Zumbathon will be held this Friday, November 30th beginning at 7:00pm, and will be held at the Elberton Elks Lodge.

For more information about the event, you can contact the Wellness Center at (706) 283-6831.