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The Bloomsburg Flood Buddies will be hosting a Halloween-themed Zumba® Fitness event to benefit families affected by the flood.

      BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, Bloomsburg, PA – The Bloomsburg Flood Buddies will be hosting a Zumba® Fitness dance event, at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Recreation Center on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Participants are encouraged to wear an appropriate costume of their choice, and healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided at the event.  All proceeds collected by this event will be given to children from the Bloomsburg Area School District who were affected or displaced by the flood and their families.

            Members of Dr. Richard Ganahl’s senior level public relations class and the Bloomsburg Area High School National Honor Society members have joined forces to become the Bloomsburg Flood Buddies, a student-run group with the main goal of raising money for the flood victims.  This Zumba® Fitness event marks the second fund-raising effort put together by the Flood Buddies in order to raise money and awareness for the families affected by the flood.

“This event will offer students of all ages a great and easy chance to help the community, while still getting a great workout and staying healthy,” said Jessica Ames, a senior at BU and member of the Flood Buddies.

            “It’s been really great to see everything moving along so quickly, and hopefully we [the Flood Buddies] can keep the momentum going with these events. The quicker we put our ideas into motion, the quicker we can raise money for these kids and families, and that is the main goal,” said Amanda Whitford, also a BU senior and member of the Flood Buddies team.

Those interested in the event can pre-register with the class instructor, Dawn Burt, via her Facebook page, starting Monday, Oct. 24, for a special price of $15 for two people and $10 for one person.  Those that do not pre-register will pay $10 – per – person at the door, without the two-person deal.  Dawn will accept credit cards, cash and checks, and Zumbawear™ will be available for purchase at this event.

Dawn Burt working up a sweat at S.W.E.A.T. Fitness Studio, Inc. in support of Breast Cancer