October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all over the country people are showing their support. A zumba organization out of Monongalia County put together a Zumbathon Saturday morning to benefit the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
The Westover Elementary School gym was packed with people 'Partying in Pink.' This was the organizations third year for the Zumbathon and people said it just gets better and better every year. It cost only $10 for adults and $5 for students, but that wasn't their only way of raising money. There were different types of raffles and merchandise being sold.
"I did it because I wanted to give back. I love it. I have a passion for zumba and more than that to see people have an escape, a way to have fun and exercise. It's mind, heart, and emotion; not just physically. To give back to breast cancer and to the community in this way," said Dawn O'Dell, Organizer and Zumba Instructor.
Participants said the dancing was fun, but the real purpose is the fight against breast cancer. Everyone who was there took a stand against this disease.
"Everybody has a history, somebody knows somebody who suffered through breast cancer who survived or someone who past away, unfortunately. My family has a long history of breast cancer and this is my little small way of helping out I guess you could say," said
Organizers said the Zumbathon was a huge success and they can't wait to do it again next year.