Ken Hartnett and Kay Wilson at Zumba for Life.
Ken Hartnett and Kay Wilson at Zumba for Life. Michael Cormack

Doing the Zumba moves for life

ZUMBA is predominantly known as a high-intensity dance used to build fitness, however, it served another important purpose yesterday.

The Santa's Little Helpers team, which is competing in the Relay for Life in September, held a Zumba for Life event yesterday to raise money for Relay for Life.

This, in turn, helps raise money for Cancer Council Queensland.

Zumba for Life organiser Bernadette Hartnett said she just wanted to help out.

"There's a $10 entry fee for the Zumba for Life and it goes towards the Relay for Life," Mrs Hartnett said.

"It's obviously a good cause and we're just hoping to raise money and awareness for cancer."

Mrs Hartnett is part of the Santa's Little Helpers Relay for Life team, in honour of Andy Wilson, who passed away from lung cancer last year.

"Andy always used to dress up as Santa, so that's where the name came from," she said.

"Andy's wife Kay is the team captain."

Mrs Wilson, who is also the Cancer Council Queensland Warwick branch president, said the day was all about raising money.

"You enter into the Relay for Life in teams and each person has to pay an entry fee as well as fundraise $100," Mrs Wilson said.

"Bernadette organised this event as her fundraiser for the worthwhile cause.

"So all the money will end up going to cancer research, awareness, treatment and accommodation.

"It's good to make a difference any way you can."

Mrs Wilson said people should protect themselves from cancer as best they can.

"Don't be afraid to go to the doctor if you notice anything different," she said.



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