Zumba event raises $860 for local charityBy Bruce Whetten
The Zumba for the Cure event that was held Nov. 9 in The Ezra Gym and Fitness Center resulted in a $860 donation being made to the Douglas Turkey Trot event which is coming up Thanksgiving Day.
Participants paid $10 per ticket and all 75 allotted tickets were sold.
According to Turkey Trot Organizer Linda Gomez many breast cancer survivors, including herself, have relied on zumba classes for physical and emotional support during their fight against the disease.
The 11th Annual Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure will be held next Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at the Airport Park. It is co-sponsored by the City of Douglas.
This year’s event will start with a 7:30 a.m. check in and race packet pick up; 8:15 a.m. 40 Yard Run (ages 2-4); 8:30 a.m. 400 Meter Run (5-8); 8:45 a.m. 800 Meter Run (9-12); 9 a.m. 5K fun walk and 5K competitive run – age groups 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59 and 60 and over.
Early registration fees are adults $25; children 5-12 $15 and children 2-4 $10. The first 500 to register will receive a free official race t-shirt.
Day of event registration will be $30. T-shirt purchases are available at the event for a $20 donation.
With entry fee of $25 for adults, $10 for children, participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt, a race packet filled with goodies. There will be breakfast burritos prepared by Chatitas Mexican Restaurant. Cookies and baked treats donated by Kelly and MacKenzie Kimbro will be on hand. Water for those participating is being donated by Safeway in Bisbee and Sierra Vista. DJ Bobby Zamora will provide this year’s musical entertainment.
There will be raffles throughout the event. Tickets will be $1 each.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall make and female winners and the first, second and third place finishers in each age group. Runners and walkers will be eligible for attendance prizes.
Donations are currently being taken by Gomez. Race sponsorships are: Double Diamond over $200; Diamond $200; Platinum $100; Gold $75; Silver $50; Bronze $25.
Anyone wanting more information may log onto the events website at www.douglasturkeytrot.org or contact Gomez at 364-3670.
Donations may also be mailed to Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure, 2902 E. 15th St., Douglas, AZ. 85607.