Next week will be my first attempt at a fundraiser.
After a few years of resisting I finally took the plunge and started an event that I hope will raise awareness and a few bucks for Pulmonary Hypertension research and support.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin dance and hip-hop and is wildly popular in health clubs everywhere. I wanted to do something that was going to be a ton of fun for family and friends to participate in, and maybe reach some people who hadn't otherwise heard of PH, or gotten involved in the cause.
I've been incredibly blessed this year to return to one of my first loves and dance again. Thank you God and modern medicine! So it was really cool to have the opportunity to sort of celebrate and integrate the whole thing and channel it for PH.
If you can't make it, we are gratefully accepting donations and 100% of all donations go directly to PHA. We were really lucky and got some grants to cover our event costs - so 100% really means 100%. :)
Check it out! http://zumbathonforph.blogspot.com/