MILLBURY, Mass. — Krave Fitness in Millbury is hosting a Zumbathon to raise funds to find a cure for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neuromuscular degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
The event will be Friday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all of the money will be donated to the cause.
Leah Santello, owner of Krave Fitness, found out about ALS from one of her dance instructors, and they decided to put together a Zumbathon to battle the disease.
Space is limited so the advance purchase of tickets is encouraged. Krave Fitness is located in the Felters Mill, 22 West St., Millbury.
Krave Fitness will have dance instructors to guarantee a fun and physically demanding evening for the fundraiser.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends international music and contagious steps.
Started in Cali, Colombia, in 2001, Zumba has grown to become the world's largest dance-fitness program with more than 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in more than 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.
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