Zumbathon benefits Relay for Life

Get your sweat on.

After you get wig on.

The inaugural Relay For Life Zumbathon is hitting the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday as way to move and shake and benefit the American Cancer Society.

So strap on your dance shoes and find your best ‘do because the Zumbathon has an ‘80s’ theme.

“Don’t forget the hair,” said Patti Ornellas, Relay For Life community manager.

The two-hour session will feature 10 guest instructors who will take turns leading the pack as old school jams play.

But unlike the instructors, those who participate in the event won’t take turns but will be tasked with dancing the entire time during the free dance. 

Can’t dance for 120 straight minutes? No sweat.

“You can take breaks,” Ornellas said. “We don’t want anyone to pass out. We want you to have fun.”

Nor do you have to have skills fit for “Dancing With The Stars.” All that’s required is a desire to do something healthy while raising money for cancer treatment and research.

“If you love to dance, if you love to listen to music, you’ll fit right in,” Ornellas said.

Ticket’s are $10 and can be purchased at the door, 4191 Hardy Street in Lihue. Raffle prizes will be given out.

The event also offers a great opportunity to not only raise money, but check out Zumba for anyone who’s been curious about the trendy health movement.

“It’s a really good opportunity for people just to see Zumba on Kauai,” Ornellas said.

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