In this Instance, Dancing to the Beat Can Make a Big Difference

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A Zumba charity event – led by Deekee Gaerlan and held in Glendale on June 8, 2013 – will benefit the CES7 organization, helping to sponsor a medical aid trip to the Philippines. No More Poverty and its co-founders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi are co-sponsors of the life-saving mission to provide free medical care to the Filipino people.

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An all-around feel good event, the June 8, 2013 Zumba charity dance-party provides an opportunity for people to increase their fitness level, have a great beat-thumping time, and help their fellow-man. Event proceeds will support a medical mission, co-sponsored by No More Poverty and CES7, which will provide much needed medical services to many poor Filipino people suffering with disease and deformities.

“For me, one of last year’s most rewarding experiences was leading a medical team to Calumpit, Philippines where we were able to perform over 40 major surgeries in about 10 days. The free procedures we provided in conjunction with CES7 included the removal of large cancerous growths, hernia repair, and plastic surgeries to fix debilitating face and neck deformities,” says Dr. Michael Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “I promised I would return to continue to provide medical care; the need is great and the opportunity to help is a rewarding gift. I appreciate our partnership with CES7 and thank DeeKee for his commitment to this event in support of our efforts.”

The Zumba charity event will be led by Deekee Gaerlan along with several special guest instructors and will feature music by DJ Joopz. Co-sponsored by No More Poverty and CES7, the event is scheduled for June 8, 2013, with a 1:30 registration time followed by the exhilarating dance-party from 2-4 pm. It will be held at the Pacific Community Center, at 501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204. The suggested donation is $15 minimum and participants are asked to wear red and blue. Proceeds will help to fund a July medical mission to the Philippines led by Dr. Michael Omidi.

Most of the 94 million people living in the Philippines have limited access to and cannot afford to pay for medical treatment. This Youtube video link provides a summary of last year’s medical mission and will help viewers to better understand the urgent medical needs of Filipino people.

Charitable Endowment Support (ces7.org) serves as an umbrella to organizations that enhance the life and welfare of people battered by seven common maladies of the impoverished: despair, desolation, oppression, illiteracy, poverty, crime and society’s ills. The non-profit organization seeks humanitarian opportunities around the world where their empowerment programs can address a community’s lack of sufficient economic, education, training, and spiritual resources and offer hope for a brighter future.

Passion, energy, excitement, and a lifelong desire to make a difference in people’s lives, combine to produce one potent combination that is Deekee. A certified personal fitness instructor, Deekee Gaerlan (http://www.deekeeg.zumba.com) has been “working out” in the world of fitness for 12 years helping hundreds of people achieve their fitness goals. His classes are infused with such infectious energy that his loyal followers come back again and again for more Zumba.

No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Zumba® Fitness (http://www.zumba.com) was founded in 2001 and today is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba exercise classes are "fitness-parties" that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. Zumba is a registered trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC.

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