Zumbathon raises money to fight childhood cancer
People in York County spent a few hours sweating for a good cause on Sunday. Dozens gathered at Heritage Hills Athletic Club for a Zumbathon to raise money for Ryan’s Hope. It’s a non-profit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research. It’s named after Ryan Arnold, who died last year from a brain tumor. The event’s organizer is thrilled with the turnout.
“There’s a lot of negative in the world and to see this many people come out and support us today and all the corporate sponsors who donated items and the DJ who’s here donating his time, the photographer, all those people donating their time and equipment, it just reiterates that there are still a lot of good people,” said Yvette Eisenhart.
Ryan’s mother was also on hand for the event and says the proceeds will go to a worthy cause.
“Because we’re not quite big enough of an organization yet, we take the money and we donate it to Cure Starts now, which I’m the Pennsylvania chapter director. That group actually funds true medical research, scientists, doctors, they’ve just recently gotten a really good doctor who’s doing a new clinical trial,” she said.