Dancing to Defeat Dementia Zumbathon®
Victoria, a wonderful LBDA volunteer, held an event in behalf of the organization that combined exercise and fundraising. The Zumbathon was a first of its kind that got participants moving, raised funds for LBDA and brought community awareness to the disease. Zumba® with Jess presented Dancing to Defeat Dementia Zumbathon® Charity Event to benefit Lewy Body Dementia Association at the Arthur D. Healey School, 5 Meacham Street, Somerville, MA. The day featured Zumba® fitness instruction by Jess Perkins along with up to 8 FABULOUS local Zumba® instructors and also include special presentations of Tango by Dance Union and Cha Cha Cha by Cory & Niche. Dr. Bonnie Hersh, a neurologist from Harvard Vanguard was also on hand to answer LBD questions and the day ended with a huge raffle. More than 150 people participated, learned about Lewy Body Dementia and donated more than $3,000 for LBDA. Watch the video!