Building on their success in 2010, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to announce that Zumba Fitness® Party in Pink™ Zumbathon™ Charity Events had another stellar season in 2011 by surpassing 1300 events in the US and internationally and raised nearly $1.2 million. In 2012 Zumba Fitness® has recommitted in the fight against breast cancer and has goals of reaching 1800 events nationally and internationally and surpassing the $1 million mark.
Inspired by the stories of breast cancer survivors who relied on their Zumba classes for physical and emotional support during their fight against the disease, Zumba Fitness launched Party in Pink™ in 2010. The Zumba fitness craze offered the perfect opportunity for the Zumba Instructor Network to raise funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. In just four months, instructors held more than 700 events and raised an astounding $500,000 for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
In 2012, Zumba Fitness will continue to expand the Party in Pink program to more than 30 countries worldwide. From August 1 – October 31, Zumba Fitness will enlist its instructors to host Zumbathon Party in Pink charity events. At least 75 percent of the sales from each ticket will be donated to Komen. Zumba Fitness has also expanded their Party in Pink Zumbawear merchandise collection. 30% of all Party in Pink Zumbawear sales benefit Komen. Merchandise is only available for sale online at www.partyinpink.com.
Thanks to 24-Hour Fitness for hosting “Girls Night Out” Zumba® Party in Pink™ events at over 250 location across the country on October 19-20, 2012. To make a donation toward Girls Night Out, visit www.komen.org/24HourFitness
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 e vent the ticket fee is collected via PayPal); at least 20% of each Zumbathon Ticket Fee collected for Zumbathon corporate charity events and 30% of the purchase price of Party in Pink merchandise with an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000.
In countries where Komen has an NGO partner, Zumba Fitness will distribute these donations to the partnering organization (75%) and to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Promise Fund (25%) Where we do not have an NGO partner, 100% of the funds will go to the Susan G. Komen Global Promise Fund.
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