The Zumba Fitness brand has attracted and helped millions of people to get fit, lose weight and feel great about themselves through their range of fun and magnetic fitness classes around the world.
Fewer people know that for the last 3 years, the Zumba Fitness organization has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and through thousands of Zumba Fitness events each year (over 1300 events in 2011, over 1800 events in 2012) has raised over $2M nationally and internationally to support breast cancer research.
Through my short professional photography career I have had the pleasure of covering many "Party In Pink" events, the term coined by Zumba Fitness for their Zumbathons to raise money for this charity. Participants show up wearing pink attire, everything from a simple pink T-shirt, to full pink tutu's, feathers and masks:
Ladies from Daytona Beach, FL Party in Pink
Miami Chica's at their Party in Pink Event
One of the things that makes these events so powerful is to see participants with pictures and signs, dancing for their mother, their aunt, sister or friend. Other events welcome breast cancer survivors to dance on stage. A truly powerful moment that make each Zumbathon so very special:
One of the most amazing experiences came in 2012, where I was one of the photographers for the International Zumba Fitness Convention in Orlando, Florida where over 6000 Zumba instructors from all over the world, joined together with the Zumba Fitness Stars and superstars including Vanilla Ice, Daddy Yankee, Mara, Paulina Rubio and more for a Party in Pink Zumba Fitness concert for the ages:
I want to give a BIG shout out to Zumba Fitness for capturing the positive energy of thousands around the world for such a great cause. This is the 3rd year of their events, with no signs of stopping in the future.
If you want to see more truly fantastic memories from events in MIAMI, DAYTONA BEACH, MELBOURNE, PORT ST. LUCIE, and the ORLANDO ZUMBA CONVENTION, just click on the links to be taken directly to the galleries.
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