Zumba Dancers Help Support Boy With Down Syndrome

Posted at: 09/22/2013 8:09 PM
Updated at: 09/22/2013 10:34 PM
By: Laurie Stribling

There's many ways to raise money, but an interesting take on fundraising required some rythmn.

"We are having a two-hour Zumbathon," Zumba Instructor Connie Thomson said.

Zumba is a latin dance workout and it's something people of every age can enjoy.

"It has been super fun," Alycen Maciejeski said. "I'm already super warm and I've only been doing it for fifteen minutes."

The Zumbathon got underway at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth Sunday where dance moves were being put to good use.

"We are here today to raise money for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk that is at the DECC next week," Maciejeski said.

Maciejeski's son, Joshua, has down syndrome and each dancer at the event it raising money to help him out. Last year, Joshua's team raised $650 for the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

"So, our goal this year is to raise $651," Maciejeski said.

Duluth Step Up For Down Syndrome is September 29 at the DECC. The walk starts at 1:30 p.m.