Zumba Pink Party on again to raise money for Cancer Council


Deb Ruggiero with Zumba fans Faye Velichovski, Maxine Illingworth, Josephine Jolly, Lorraine Della, Gerri Devenish and Sue Broad.
Deb Ruggiero with Zumba fans Faye Velichovski, Maxine Illingworth, Josephine Jolly, Lorraine Della, Gerri Devenish and Sue Broad.

THROW on something bright and outrageous and dance the night away for a good cause when Deb Ruggiero’s Zumba Pink Party returns for a fifth time later this month.

Mrs Ruggiero’s Zumba Pink Party has become an important annual fundraiser, with last year’s event attracting more than 160 people and raising $7000 for Cancer Council WA.

“I’ve been holding a Girls Night In at my home since 2006 but once I became a licensed Zumba instructor I changed it to the Zumba Pink Party at Blue Gum Recreation Centre in 2012,” she said.

“Over the four years, a total of $17,000 has been raised and we are aiming for $8,000 this year.

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“The reason I started raising funds for breast cancer research is my husband’s mother contracted the disease when my now 30-year-old daughter was born. My mother-in-law survived 13 years and passed away from secondary cancers in 1999.”

This year’s Zumba Pink Party is slated for Saturday, November 19 and will include dinner, Zumba dancing, a raffle and a variety of games.

For more information about the fundraiser, visit http://heronconsulting.wixsite.com/pinkparty/event-info.