New non-profit holds Dance-a-Thon fundraiser


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new Wilmington non-profit held it’s first fundraiser event of the year in the form of a dance-a-thon.

Gifted in rhythm and life also known as “GiRL” focuses on youth enrichment in the community.The event featured zumba, line dances and other fitness activities to promote healthy lifestyles.

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“The purpose of the dance-a-thon is to promote our non-profit, but also to provide an avenue for fun fitness, give our ladies an opportunity to perform in front of a diverse crowd, and to help local small businesses,” McNeil said.

Various small businesses set up booths outside the dance-a-thon theater. McNeil says GiRL teaches young girls from all over Wilmington and hopes to expand to surrounding counties in the near future.