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Gold Star moms, wives to hold awareness-raising “Zumbathon”

Published: January 15, 2014, 1:48 pm, by Erin Prater
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Members of the Cheyenne Mountain chapter of the Gold Star Wives of America last year (courtesy photo).

Local Gold Star moms and wives are teaming up to host a “Zumbathon” that will raise awareness of their support groups and honor fallen troops.

Members of the Pikes Peak chapter of American Gold Star Mothers and the Cheyenne Mountain chapter of the Gold Star Wives of America will hold their three-hour event Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jetwing Drive.

For $5, folks can join in on the fun and enjoy prizes, snacks and drinks.

“Our goal with this event is to raise awareness in the community about these two Gold Star national organizations and their local chapters, as well as honor our fallen heroes,” said Adrienn Loughmiller, president of the Cheyenne Mountain chapter of the Gold Star Wives of America, in a recent email.

Loughmiller and other local widows reactived the chapter last spring. They’ve been working to spread the word about their group and let military widows of all branches know that they’re welcome.

The group also welcomes military widows of all causes of death, including suicide and training accidents.

You can read The Gazette’s article about the group here.

For more information on the Zumbathon, check out the flyer below.

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