Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PHers in Motion: Zum, Zum, Zumba!

Pulmonary hypertension patient and PHA board member Colleen Brunetti held her 2nd Annual Zumbathon for PH last Friday. The Zumbathon sold out, with 50 participants dancing in a Zumbathon class led by five volunteer instructors who generously donated their time and services. Even before the event took place, it had already raised $5,000 for PHA’s research and patient-serving programs.

Earlier this month, Colleen appeared in an article published by The Canton News, promoting her then-upcoming event. Read the article

Afterwards, Colleen was excited to share with PHA about how well the event went. This is what she had to say…
“The Zumbathon was a great success!

50 participants and 5 instructors were treated to a complementary raffle, listened to a brief overview of PH, danced for about 75 minutes, and finished off with refreshments and lots of photo ops. Participants took home gift bags with literature on PH and the Zebra [Early Diagnosis] Campaign, as well as a few treats. About 15 people later gathered at a local wine bar for a post-event toast.

With the guidance of PHA staffer Joshua Griffis, several attendees also signed letters requesting [U.S. Congressional] co-sponsorship for the [Tom Lantos PH Research and Education Act] bill.”

Photos courtesy of Amharc Photography.

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1 comment:

Misty said...

Fun event! Great job Colleen!!!