For Immediate Release
Alena Groopman, Asian Liver Center
Zumbathon To Stop Liver Cancer
More than 600 to join the fight against liver cancer at Stanford fundraiser;
Event featuring the hottest new dance fitness craze is open to the public
Stanford, CA (October 27, 2010) – The fight against liver cancer continues at the LIVERight Zumbathon at Stanford University’s Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation on Saturday, November 13 from 1-3pm. Fusing hypnotic Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow and fun dance moves, Zumba Fitness® is the hottest new global dance fitness craze. More than 600 participants are expected to join in two hours of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring Zumba movements with 15 Zumba Fitness® Instructors leading songs. Donations are suggested and will go to the Asian Liver Cancer at Stanford University.
In partnership with the Asian Liver Center, Stanford Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness, BeWell @ Stanford, and Answer to Cancer, this family-friendly event is open to the public. Enthusiastic Zumba® Fitness Instructors from across Northern California, prizes and games, and two hours of Latin rhythms will keep participants sweating, dancing and having fun, all in support of an important cause. All donations benefit the Jade Ribbon Campaign, a global hepatitis B and liver cancer awareness and education campaign, and the fight against liver cancer.
The LIVERight Zumbathon at Stanford is the only Zumba Fitness® and Zumbathon® event that focuses on liver cancer, a cancer caused primarily by the hepatitis B virus and one that is easily preventable with education and awareness. Over the past five years, LIVERight has served as a model event for education and awareness of liver cancer. Be one of more than 600 anticipated participants to support the end of liver cancer worldwide.
The Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation is located at 341 Galvez Street. For more information, please visit the Asian Liver Center’s website at liveright.stanford.edu.
LIVERight Zumbathon at Stanford
Saturday, November 13, 2010
1:00-3:00pm, Registration at 11:00am
Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation
(341 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305 – free parking!)
About Zumba Fitness®: Zumba Fitness® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness party of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life.
About the Jade Ribbon Campaign: The Jade Ribbon Campaign aims to unite all people against hepatitis B and liver cancer through awareness, education, outreach, and research. The greatest health disparity between Asian Americans and white Americans is the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infection and the high incidence of liver cancer, 80% of which is caused by chronic hepatitis B infection. One in 10 Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans have chronic hepatitis B infection compared with 1 in 1,000 of Caucasian Americans.