Super instructor Gustavo Lopez will lead families in a Zumba marathon to raise funds to support autism research.
AUTISM SCIENCE FOUNDATION and DANCE2BFIT
HOST ZUMBA MANIA on APRIL 6, 2013
Get Fit! Feel Fab! Raise Funds!
(April 1, 2013—New York, NY) The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) and Dance2BFit will host their first annual Zumba Mania, a fun and fun-draising event for families and individuals affected by autism, on April 6, 2013 at Dance2BFit Studios in Mamaroneck.
The event will raise money to fund research to find the causes of autism and develop better treatments for children, teens and adults with autism. 1 in 88 children is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.
Zumba Mania will run from 12:30pm – 3:30pm at Dance2BFit at 656 Van Ranst Place, Mamaroneck, NY. Dance2BFit owner/instructor Gustavo Lopez, a Mamaroneck native and MHS graduate, will lead the zumba-ing. Dancers 12 and over, of all developmental and skill levels, are welcome to participate.
“Let’s face it; it’s stressful being the parent of a child with autism and zumba is a fabulous stress reliever,” said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation. “Gustavo is the best instructor I’ve ever met. It’s just impossible not to be happy when you’re doing zumba with Gustavo.”
“Everyone can zumba,” said Lopez, who became a certified zumba instructor in 2009 and opened Dance2BFit in 2012. “Whatever your age, fitness level, or developmental level, zumba is a great workout and has great health benefits.”
Tickets are $25 and available online at http://asfzumbamania.eventbrite.com/. All advance ticket buyers will receive a free water bottle or size large t-shirt at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door, space permitting.
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer/choreographer Albert Perez. It involves dance and aerobic elements and incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, mambo and other dance moves. According to Wikipedia, approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.
100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Autism Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. ASF was founded by Scarsdale resident Alison Singer, who currently serves as president and Chief Zumba Officer.
To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation’s programs visit www.autismsciencefoundation.org.
Autism Science Foundation