(PRWEB) March 14, 2013
What: "Get movin'" with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Zumba® Fitness co-founder Beto for a special Zumbathon® charity event to benefit MDA’s Augie’s Quest, an aggressive, cure-driven effort singularly focused on treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Beto will lead hundreds of Zumba fans for a high-energy Zumbathon featuring the recently launched specialty Zumba Sentao™, which transforms a chair into a sizzling dance partner for a Zumba class that balances, strengthens and stabilizes the core for a total-body workout.
When: Wednesday, March 20 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the Mandalay Ballroom, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Why: Proceeds from the event will be donated to MDA's Augie's Quest ALS research initiative, named for philanthropist and fitness industry pioneer Augie Nieto, who has been fighting the disease since 2005.
ALS attacks the nerve cells that control muscles, ultimately resulting in paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing. Average life expectancy for people with the disease is three to five years after diagnosis.
Space is limited for this first-ever Zumbathon featuring Zumba Sentao™, and the event is expected to sell out quickly. People living in or visiting Las Vegas who are interested in joining the international-inspired, dance-fitness class can register at zumba.com/aqlasvegas.