MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) -  Vanidades and PODER Hispanic magazines today unveiled plans for a fun-filled "Party in Pink™" Zumba initiative to be presented by Susan G. Komen and Zumba Fitness -- the international-inspired dance-fitness phenomenon that counts 14 million fans in more than 185 countries -- during the 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit (HLS). The three-day Latina empowerment conference takes place at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 12-14. 

This year, returning sponsor Susan G. Komen offers attendees the opportunity to have fun, get in shape and support the fight against breast cancer all at the same time with a Zumbathon® charity event (a Zumba class for charity). The Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® event will be held at HLS 2013 on Friday, Sept. 13, from 9:00am to 10:30am at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Ballroom of the Americas B.

Registered guests will enjoy a light breakfast, followed by the ultimate dance-fitness party featuring rhythms from around the world, including samba, hip-hop, salsa, Bollywood, African beats and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear their pink workout gear to "party, prevent and prevail" with their friends while helping to raise funds for the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention -- the first ever medical research grant named for the Zumba program toward preventative research. The study will evaluate the effects the lignan compound found in flaxseed has on pre-menopausal women and the potential for its usage as a safe, low-cost, and highly accessible solution to help prevent breast cancer on a global scale.

In conjunction with Zumba's mission of encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle, Susan G. Komen and Zumba Fitness invite supporters, survivors, and party people worldwide to participate in their local Party in Pink Zumbathon® charity event. For a three-month period (Aug. 1-Oct. 31) for the next three years, Zumba Fitness aims to raise $3 million to help fund this cutting-edge research to prevent breast cancer before it starts.

"Regular exercise is associated with reduced breast cancer risk, so we've been delighted to benefit from Zumba Fitness' popular and fun 'Party in Pink™' campaign," said Chandini Portteus, chief mission officer for Susan G. Komen. "Now, through the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, Zumba Fitness is taking its commitment to new heights by funding research that could bring us closer to scientifically sound breast cancer risk-reduction strategies."

All attendees will get a fun and trendy gift. Learn more about the partnership at

The 8th Annual Hispana Leadership Summit is hosted by PODER Hispanic and Vanidades magazines, together with Strayer University, and presented by AARP, Disney Park & Resorts and Susan G. Komen. The event is supported by LATISM, and Marketwired as the official newswire sponsor. 

"It's an honor to co-host the Hispana Leadership Summit and share insights with Latina professionals about leadership at home, in the community, and at work," said Irene Zoppi-Rodríguez, Ph.D., full-time education and business faculty member at Strayer University's Anne Arundel campus in Maryland. "A common misconception is that there is only one effective way to lead. Every Latina, however, has a unique set of skills, talents and experiences that form a net of advantages to inform her own leadership style. The key is to identify that style and learn how to apply it as needed."

Dr. Zoppi-Rodríguez will participate in a workshop titled "Courageous Leadership: Shared Qualities of Great Leaders" during the three-day event.

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About Televisa Publishing + Digital
Televisa Publishing + Digital is part of the Televisa Group, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based in its market share and a leading authority in the international entertainment industry. With a presence in 20 countries and over 100,000 points of sale, Televisa Publishing + Digital publishes more than 100 titles with an astounding annual circulation of over 174 million. Televisa Publishing + Digital's titles are #1 in market and audience share in key global markets. In addition, the company makes available all of Grupo Televisa's properties and talent via a comprehensive digital entertainment platform, including a portal, a social-networking site, a vertical music site, magazine web-sites and a mobile platform. For more information, please visit

About Vanidades
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, Vanidades was the first Spanish-language magazine launched in the United States. For the past five decades, Vanidades has been a part of Hispanic women in her journey through the decades: from fashion and beauty, to health and travel, providing the information women need to be successful in an eloquent and relatable matter. Whether in exclusive interviews of icons in fashion, culture and entertainment or features geared to sophisticated women, Vanidades sets the tone and stage for trends and ideas important to Hispanic women. Sophisticated, elegant and experienced, Vanidades subtly incorporates everything the Hispanic woman is looking for. For more information, go to

About PODER Hispanic
Published by Televisa Publishing + Digital, PODER Hispanic is a bi-monthly publication for Latinos in power -- and those who aspire to be. It was conceived as a vehicle to provide the Hispanic corporate and entrepreneurial communities with valuable and reliable information. As a leading business and lifestyle magazine, Poder Hispanic is written for a global audience of influential senior business executives, political decision-makers and entrepreneurs interested in current events in both politics and business. PODER Hispanic charts the ascent of Latinos in all realms of business, politics and entertainment, while also reporting on Hispanic lifestyles and trends. PODER Hispanic offers business news, profiles and exclusive interviews with high-ranking executives and political leaders, covering topics of great concern as well as exposing new issues impacting the world. For more information, go to

About The Party in Pink™
The Party in Pink™
initiative was inspired by breast cancer survivors who relied on their Zumba® classes for physical and emotional support during their fight against the disease, Zumba Fitness launched Party in Pink in 2010. Since then, Zumba has raised more than $3 million through more than 1,500 Party in PinkZumbathon® events hosted around the globe each year. For a three-month period (Aug. 1-Oct. 31) from 2013-2015, Zumba Fitness aims to raise $3 million to help fund this leading-edge research to prevent breast cancer before it starts, in partnership with Susan G. Komen. Learn more at

About Susan G. Komen ®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by investing more than $790 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries. Visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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