2013 Philadelphia Zumbathon for Crohn's & Colitis


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Saturday, January 19, 2013


Check-In & Day-Of Registration - 9:00
Dancing for a Cure - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
~Columbus Room~
201 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join us for an event you won't want to miss!  Dance, workout & have fun while raising money for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Customize your own webpage and raise valuable dollars for CCFA.  Ask your family and friends to sponsor you.  Once you have registered, visit "My Participant Center" to get started today!  

For questions regarding the event, please contact  Julie Terrana, Event Chair
Email:  jmterrana@gmail.com
Office:  (215) 587-4703
Cell:  (570) 709-0018

To make a donation by mail, please make checks payable to CCFA and mail to:
Attn:  Philadelphia Zumbathon
150 Monument Road Suite 402 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

You can also bring cash/checks with you to the event in an envelope with your name on it.

A HUGE thank you to our volunteer instructors:
Carla Vulpio  ~ https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profiles/44401/carla-vulpio/
~more instructors will be added as they are confirmed~

About Julie Terrana, Event Chair

TerranaColor.jpgIn the Winter of 2009, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.  As a young female at the age of 22, I feared that the disease would forever change my life, preventing me from having a successful career, participating in the activities I enjoy, and spending quality time with friends and family.  I spent the first two years after my diagnosis in and out of the hospital before an effective treatment plan was put in place.  I was faced with having to tell my friends and coworkers about my disease, and was afraid they would begin treating me differently.  I found that being more open about my disease allowed others to share their experiences with Crohn's and colitis, and realized that the more we talk about it, the more tolerable the disease will become. I am now leading a symptom-free life, living in Center City Philadelphia as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch, going about my daily routine without the fear that my disease will prevent me from doing the things I love.  I want others affected by the disease to see that they can also be successful, and should feel comfortable reaching out to others in their time of need. 

I decided to create this Zumbathon to help raise awareness of Crohn's and colitis so that others can learn more about the potentially debilitating disease, but also realize that we can live a normal life.  I also want those affected by the diseases to know that they should not be embarrassed to talk about it with friends, family, and co-workers so that they have a better understanding of how the disease may affect our lives.  I have found that physical fitness has been linked to relieving the symptoms of Crohn's and colitis, so by incorporating the fun dance styles of Zumba, we will be able to feel good and have fun while supporting a worthy cause.

Given the right education and tools, anyone living with Crohn's or colitis can learn to manage their symptoms and live a happy, normal, and fulfilling life.  I plan to raise $10,000 through the Zumbathon for continuing research and educating the public, and show everyone that we will not be slowed down by Crohn's or colitis.