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Breast cancer fight: Hit a 'Zumbathon' in South Florida

Fundraisers benefit Susan G. Komen

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – About a dozen 'Zumbathons' are being held in pools, parks, gyms and dance studios all over South Florida during the month of October.

The "#MovetoGive" events are part of Zumba's "Party in Pink" worldwide initiative, which has a goal to raise $3 million by 2017. The mission began July 15, 2013 and as of Wednesday they had raised $1.4 million.

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The prices for the class with a registered instructor range from $5 to $55. Organizers of the registered events are committed to turning in the funds to Zumba's Party in Pink, which will then donate them to a Susan G. Komen grant.

"By working with Susan G. Komen to fund research for a preventative solution, it is our hope that we will be able to touch and ultimately save millions of more lives," Zumba co-founder Alberto Perlman said.

Since Zumba's "Party in Pink" initiative began in 2010, the company has raised more than $4.5 million, according to Susan G. Komen.

Zumba is also selling a pink collection of fitness clothing on their site and promises to donate 30 percent of those proceeds as well.

Here is a list of some of the events:

BROWARD

CORAL SPRINGS: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pompano Park, 9800  W. Atlantic Blvd. Tickets are $5. Click here for more information >>

HOLLYWOOD:  8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 29, ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 N. Young Circle. Tickets are $15. Click here for more information >>

MIRAMAR: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 25, The ZOO Health Club, 3352 S. University Dr. Tickets are $15. Click here for more information >>

FORT LAUDERDALE: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Holiday Park Social Center, 1150 G. Harold Martin Dr. Tickets are $18. Click here for more information >>

MIAMI-DADE

CUTLER BAY: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aqua Zumba at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St. Tickets are $10. Click here for more information >>

DORAL: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 11, PerForm Studio, 5141 NW 79 Ave., Unit 6. Tickets are $15 to $25. Click here for more information >>

DORAL:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Intercontinental at Doral Hotel, 2505 NW 87 Ave., 33172. Tickets are $15. Click here for more information >>

KENDALL: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct 24, Shape Fitness at Hammocks Kendall Park, 11025 SW 84 St., #12. Tickets are $12.  Click here for more information >>

MIAMI BEACH: 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 11., Sherry Frontenac Hotel, 6565 Collins Ave. Ticket is $15. Click here for more information >>

MIAMI SHORES: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 10, Miami Shores Aquatic Center, 10200 Biscayne Blvd.  Ticket is $25. Click here for more information >>

MIAMI LAKES: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 17, Rise Fitness, 16357 NW 57 Ave. Tickets are $17. Click here for more information >>

HIALEAH: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 10, Bailo Night Club, 7020 NW 72nd St. Tickets are $25 to $55. Click here for more information >>

TAMIAMI: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 30, Shake Shake It Fitness and Dance Studio, 12448 SW 17 Court. Tickets are $15 to $20. Click here for more information >>

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