Zumbathon benefits cancer research

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:48

Vernon — Minerals Sports Club will host a Party in Pink Zumbathon charity event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The seven-hour Zumbathon will be led by seven enthusiastic Minerals Sports Club fitness class instructors. The event is open to the public and admission is a $20 donation. Participants of all levels, from beginner to experienced, are welcome. Zumba Fitness has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its global nonprofit partners through the Party in Pink movement. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. As of Oct. 17, Party in Pink Zumbathons have raised $229,826. “We’re opening our gym doors to the community to raise awareness, support and money for a meaningful cause,” said Betty Tobin, fitness director at Minerals Sports Club. “The high-energy fitness party will also promote healthy living through group exercise classes like Zumba.” located in Vernon and Hardyston, is a four-season leisure and residential resort, including Grand Cascades Lodge and sister property Minerals Hotel. In addition to luxury accommodations, natural mountain beauty, the resort offers a wide array of amenities including: seven renowned golf courses; four-star Restaurant Latour; 106,000+ bottle Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar; two full-service spas ranked in the top 50 spas in America; the state-of-the-art Minerals Sports Club; multiple indoor and outdoor pools, including the distinctive Biosphere Pool Complex with an underground aquarium, tropical foliage and free form nature pools; Mountain Creek with 167 skiable acres on four mountain peaks, 100 percent night skiing, the region's most extensive snowmaking system and the Appalachian Hotel; and a plethora of sophisticated venues for meetings, weddings and catered events.