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Zumba-thon Raising Money for Young Leukemia Patient

Anytime Fitness will host the benefit event 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

It was business as usual at Anytime Fitness in Honeygo Village Center in Perry Hall—until workers learned about 7-year-old Hunter Evans.

Hunter, part of a single-income family of six, has been diagnosed with leukemia. His father is a veteran. The family is now working to raise money through the Hunter Evans Benefit Foundation to help cover his medical expenses.

Craig Mosier, owner of the Perry Hall gym, felt inspired to help. He and manager Jonathan Venuti have organized a Zumba-thon to help raise money for the foundation.

A series of classes, featuring the popular Latin fitness dance, are scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon on Feb. 25. The first class costs $10 and all additional classes are $5. Prizes will also be available during the event. All proceeds benefit the foundation.

"As anyone who has ever had an illness knows, insurance does not cover all medical expenses. Hunter will have three years of aggressive treatment ahead of him, as well as maintenance treatments the rest of his life," Mosier wrote in an email to Patch.

Anyone interested in signing up for the event should visit Anytime Fitness at 5002 Honeygo Center Drive or call 410-529-3020.

Spots are filling quickly.

Lara Kopf February 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I zumba all the time at anytime fitness and love the classes. What a great cause and fun way to show support. I'll be there for all 3 classes.
Bill Howard February 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Our prayers are w/Hunter. Many (most) kids are cured in this day and age. I hope is is another one of them.

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