Whip Your Hair Because You CareWednesday, January 22, 2014
If you know me or follow me on Twitter, you already know how much I love Zumba. It is such a fun way to add fitness into my week and work on my Latin dance moves at the same time. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, " Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that blends International music and contagious steps to form one of the fastest growing fitness programs in the world." This year, we have weekly Zumba classes for the staff at my school and they are lead by the extremely talented Geisha Chin. You may recognize her as a top 12 finalist on the hit television series “So you Think you Can Dance Canada." A dancer for the past 20 years, she has studied ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, acro and tap, and is a recent graduate from Carleton University. She has performed on ET Canada's NYE special, danced for various artists such as Victoria Duffield, Aleesia, Keshia Chante, Massari and Blake McGrath, and was most recently seen in Shawn Desman’s “Alive” Movie. Her passion for fitness began in 2012 when she took her first Zumba® class and she is now a certified Zumba® instructor and Aqua Zumba® instructor.
Earlier this month, Geisha opened her very own fitness studio in Aurora called GR Fitness. In a few short weeks, she will be hosting a Zumba with Geisha Annual Zumbathon charity event to support the non-profit program called Angel Hair for Kids (A Child’s Voice Foundation) and to increase awareness of hair loss in children. Many kids are either born with, or develop later on in their lives, health issues that cause hair loss, such as: illness, skin conditions, medication side effects, or stress and trauma. Hair loss at any age can be devastating and difficult to cope with. Wigs can be extremely costly and put financial stress on children’s families.
The charity provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada, who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatments. Providing a child with a wig or hair loss solution will help the child’s self-esteem and improve their self image during a complicated and often painful time in his/her life. And since Geisha's sister has been living through a difficult time with hair loss, it has opened Geisha's eyes to the needs of others and has inspired her to make a difference by supporting a cause she truly believes in.
When: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1pm
Where: GR Fitness Studio, 265 Edward St., Aurora, ON
Cost: Donations only!
I hope that you will be able to attend the event and show your support for such a worthwhile cause.
Whip your hair because you care!