ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that robs people of the ability to move. But you can make a move to help — join the global Together We Dance™ to Cure ALS movement. 75% of ticket fees will be donated to MDA® Augie's Quest®, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS.
Last year's campaign to raise funds for MDA® Augie's Quest® made a big difference. Total funds from MDA® Augie's Quest® allowed scientists at the ALS Therapy Development Institute to screen more than 100 molecules to see if they affected the progression of the disease. This led to a Phase II clinical trial for a cure to the disease. Because of you, last year's campaign was a huge success — and with your help, we can continue movin' to find a cure.
HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE MOVEMENT
ATTEND A ZUMBATHON® EVENT
Make a move to help by attending a Together We Dance™ to Cure ALS Zumbathon® charity event. Bring your friends and get movin' for a great cause.
A Zumbathon® event is a charity event hosted by a licensed Zumba® Instructor Network member specifically aimed at raising funds for recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations or for other worthy causes. In connection with Zumba’s “Together We DanceTM to Cure ALS” campaign benefiting MDA’s Augie’s Quest®, from January 10 to May 31, 2014, Zumba will donate to MDA’s Augie’s Quest 75% of each Zumbathon Ticket Fee collected for Zumbathon events held by members of the Zumba Instructor Network (67% in the event the Zumbathon Ticket Fee is collected via PayPal); at least 20% of each Zumbathon Ticket Fee collected in Zumbathon corporate charity events, 100% of all individual donations received, 30% of the applicable purchase price of specially-marked merchandise sold, and $10.00 per attendee of the 2014 Zumba® Instructor Conference. MDA® Augie’s Quest is an initiative of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), 3300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718, Phone (800) 572-1717.