Smiling faces, laughter, body shaking, and the latest international music is what makes a Zumba class unlike any other form of fitness. But what would inspire Twin Valley residents to spend three hours working out? The answer is simple, raising funds for those in need. Twin Valley Family Fitness and it’s team of licensed Zumba Fitness instructors have planned to host a Zumbathon Charity event on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit a local family through The Goebel Fund.
When Morgantown Mom Dana Goebel was diagnosed with cancer, she could not have possibly predicted the outpouring of love and help that her community would provide. The Goebel Fund, established by several of Dana’s closest friends in the community, is the family’s new lifeline, providing funding for Dana’s chemotherapy treatments, travel expenses and care for her five children who range in age from 3 to 15 years. A recent Chicken BBQ event raised approximately $5,000 for the family, but the Goebels are still in desperate need of financial assistance to help them through this difficult time.
“It just seemed like a perfect fit,” stated Jennifer Hervey, owner of Twin Valley Family Fitness. “Our center is more than just a gym. We are here to help our community, and what better way to show that than by raising funds for a member of our community.”