Supporting our friend Hope

Hope is like many of us - a mom, a pet lover, working full-time as an independent contractor and in between all of that she's also been a passionate Zumba instructor for the past 8 years teaching all levels, young and old, whether in a wheelchair or at the gym.   

She recently received news that she has Stage 2 Ductal Carcinoma that will require aggressive chemotherapy ASAP for the next 20 weeks or so with surgery afterwards.  This will severely limit Hope's ability to teach the  10 Zumba classes a week that are a large portion of  income for her, as well as severely limit her ability to work otherwise.

Hope is one of the most positive, upbeat people you'll ever meet, always with a huge smile on her face.  She inspires her Zumba students in every class, which are always packed because of the fun experience she creates - it never feels like exercise when she's teaching.  She's also organized many Zumbathon's called  "Party in Pink" for Breast Cancer research and now we'd like to support her during her battle.

If you know & love Hope, love Zumba  or would like to support this warrior as she goes to battle with even a small monetary donation it would help her get back to helping & inspiring others with her infectious smile and "can-do"attitude.  She's also blogging about her experience at if you want to learn more about her journey.  Thank you so much!  
  • Julie Sweeney 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • Yawen Lien 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Melissa Nori  
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Christy Kaelin  
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Victoria Ciminera Burke 
Gateway, CO
Hope Hughes 
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