Zumbathon Benefit for West Hawaii Child & Family Service

September 13, 2017, 1:54 PM HST (Updated September 13, 2017, 1:54 PM)

A Zumbathon benefit for the West Hawaii Child & Family Service will be held in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

More than a dozen Zumba instructors from around the island are joining in support of WHC&FS to help promote domestic violence awareness, particularly towards children.

“Shine the Light” Zumbathon will be presented for the second consecutive year by Dance 4 Action, with local Zumba instructors Ronnie Claveran, Alex Mitchell, Renee Morinaka and Rod Watai leading the event.

The Zumbathon will be held at the Kona Imin Center, 76-5876 Hawai‘i 180, Old Government Road in

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door with net proceeds going to WHC&FS.

For tickets and more information, go online.

Monetary donations are also accepted online. Individuals or businesses interested in donating to the prize giveaway may email


“We want to let those who feel they’re alone know that we stand beside them,” the Dance 4 Action ladies said. “Last year, we raised more than $3,500 and over 130 people got a great dance workout while supporting our friends and family who need a safe and comfortable shelter when fleeing
domestic violence. We hope to double those numbers this year!”

DJ EzE (Eric Ching) will keep the dance fitness party rocking with his spectacular sounds and lights.

Guests should wear comfortable fitness clothing, and bring water and a towel.

Each ticket includes an entry for prize giveaways.

Domestic abuse shelters are temporary shelters offering women and children up to 90 days of a safe
haven when fleeing from domestic violence. The shelter offers basic needs (food, clothing, etc.),
counseling support and services for children. During this temporary stay, they learn dynamics of
domestic violence and how to develop a safety plan.



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