Zumba® Commits to Inclusion as a Primary Supporter!
The worldwide phenomenon, Zumba®, has committed to inclusion as a Primary Supporter. To announce this commitment, Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba®, stated:
“With 200,000 locations in 186 countries, Zumba® is available to everybody and every body. The underlying spirit of Zumba® is one driven by support and inclusion of all, which is reflected in our continued efforts to include and support those with disabilities. We would like to thank JoAnne Fluke for bringing us this opportunity and for continuing to be an incredible ambassador for our program and what we stand for.” Alberto Perlman – CEO of Zumba®
JoAnne Fluke has been a Zumba® instructor since 2011. Her dream is to give everyone who uses a wheelchair the opportunity to, “Join the Party”, the Zumba Party! Check out some photos and video of JoAnne in action leading the first-ever United States Zumba® (Inclusive) Master Class at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama.
My name is Dena Ferone and I am a Social Worker in the Atlantic City, NJ area. I am the Outreach Coordinator for a nonprofit center that empowers people with disabilities to make their own life choices and to realize their greatest potential as individuals. called the Atlantic Center for Independent Living. A friend had seen the upcoming Night to Shine event that you are having and shared it with me. I started looking at your website and I stumbled across this event and I am absolutely in love with what you have done! Zumba is something special to me as an individual, as it helped me get through a tough time in my life and I love the focus on inclusion that you have created! I think collaboration is the best road to success and I would love it if you could share any information , tips, lessons learned, etc. that you have regarding making an event like this happen in South Jersey. I am big on thinking outside the box and I applaud you for your dedicated work in this area. I hope to hear from you!