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Friday: Fitness fundraiser at Surrey school where $63K has been collected over 10 years

‘Every year we seem to outdo ourselves,’ says leader of group workout
Fitness instructor Elaine Chong leads the annual Zumbathon for Cancer fundraiser at Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey. (Photo:

Call it a night of fitness for fundraising.

On Friday (June 7), another Zumbathon for Cancer event happens at Fleetwood Park Secondary, where instructor Elaine Chong will again lead a gym full of people through a workout starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., with raffle prizes drawn after 8 p.m. at the Surrey school.

“I am happy to say that last year I was awarded a very special 10-year plaque from the BC Cancer Foundation,” Chong noted. “They mentioned that we are one of the longest-running fundraisers in Surrey. I’m pretty proud.”

Event details are posted to a Facebook event page, including registration. General admission is $15, or $10 for students.

• PHOTOS from 2023: Surrey school gym fills for a group workout that has raised $63K to help cancer patients.

Gym full of people during the annual Zumbathon for Cancer fundraiser at Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey. (Photo:

The group workout has raised more than $63,000 over the past decade, according to Chong, who teaches at Fleetwood Park.

“Every year we seem to outdo ourselves,” she says. “Last year over 200 people united, smiled and sweat together for the cause, collecting over $16,000. Our commitment to fight cancer has not slowed down. On the contrary, our fire has never been brighter. I invite you all to join me on my quest to make this the biggest year yet. I know we can.”

Tom Zillich

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