In 2015, the Spirit Foundation held it’s first “Shake It for a Cure” Zumbathon. This fundraising activity is aimed to support cervical cancer educational programs such as “Con Amor Aprendemos, With Love We Learn” and towards providing free cervical cancer screening and treatment to uninsured women in Greater Atlanta.
In partnership with Mercy Care Atlanta – Chamblee Clinc (DeKalb County)
Funding raised by the 2018 “Shake It for a Cure” Zumbathon will go towards providing free colposcopy services for patients through the Mercy Care Chamblee Clinic in DeKalb County. Additional funding and resources raised by the Spirit Foundation will be used to:
- Donate equipment to expand cervical cancer screening, detection, and treatment in the Mercy Care System
- Contribute healthcare providers to perform the procedures to treat the patients
The Spirit Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness of HPV and to provide clinical services for the detection & prevention of cervical cancer in Georgia and around the world. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In the US, 75 million people are infected with HPV. For most people who are infected, the body’s immune system will clear the virus but a subset will develop cancer. Approximately 34,000 people develop HPV related cancers annually and 14,000 develop cervical cancer each year.
Our next Zumbathon on February 24, 2018 at DoubleTree Atlanta-Northlake. Get ready for an even more exciting Spirit Foundation event to dance, sweat, and “Shake it for a Cure!”
Come try this high-energy, fun, latin-based dance, calorie burning, cardio work out with family and friends and help raise funds to support HPV Screening and cervical cancer health care and awareness.
When: Saturday, February 24th
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The DoubleTree Atlanta-Northlake
4156 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084