Support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Contact: Nicki Welsch 951-265-6565
“SHAKE IT FOR DUCHENNE” – ZUMBA PARTY
To support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the Menomonie High School Dance Team, Blue Devil’s Dance Team, Red Cedar Dance Company, and local Zumba instructors will be hosting the ninth annual Zumba Party at the Menomonie Middle School Gym on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
Registration and pre party begins at 8:30am. Zumba from 9:00am – 10:30am.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy [DMD] is the most common life-limiting genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. It is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. DMD affects approximately one out of every 3,500 boys.
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s mission is to improve the quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne through research, education, advocacy, and compassion.
There is hope for these boys. Early detection and therapy can help them live longer and more actively than ever before.
This event is to support 3 local boys who have DMD. Brett Boettcher, Tom Platz, and Mark Platz. The families of these boys have spent much time and effort to help their boys and others fighting this disease.
With the help of the community, Menomonie High Dance Team and the Stout Dance Team, this event has raised $40,000 over the last eight years. All proceeds go to PPMD and are 100% tax deductible.
The event is free. Donations at the door are accepted and appreciated. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate please visit www.parentprojectmd.org/shakeit.
No experience is necessary to do Zumba. It’s a party! Dress in athletic apparel and be prepared to have fun!