The Greencastle Christian Church will be hosting a Zumbathon, a benefit for Nikki Gilbert on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gilbert, a familiar face in the Greencastle community is a young single mother of three. She has supported herself with a day care, which she ran out of her home as well as working as a Zumba and Zumbatomic instructor for the Dance Workshop in Greencastle.
Recently, Gilbert was forced to close her daycare when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She underwent surgery at Hendricks Regional Health, but has been told that the cancer may have returned.
The Zumbathon is a fundraiser to help Gilbert with some of her immediate needs.
Since Gilbert is self-employed, she has no medical insurance. Although, she has some income she does not enough to cover her bills, but enough to prevent her from receiving government assistance.
During the Zumbathon there will be vendors, a designer purse auction, food and prizes. It is open to those who like to exercise or not.
Interested participants can pick up pledge sheets and solicit sponsors for the event. Those who raise $30 or more in sponsorship will get in free to the event as well as receive a T-shirt.
Pledge sheets are available at Dance Workshop, Greencastle Christian Church and Identity Hair Design.
Participants can also opt for a $20 donation at the door to attend. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
Anyone who wishes to make a monetary donation, or who can't attend the Zumbathon, may drop off their donation at the Greencastle Christian Church or phone Martha Sanders at 653-9450 for more information.