Zumba-thon raises money for families of murdered women

Zumba-thon raises money for families murdered women

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - From the back of a wrecker, Nicole Soriano led more than one hundred women and men in a special Zumba class Monday. The two hour dance workout was held to remember the lives and collect donations for the families of two murdered Berkeley County women.

"We're all out here for Dana and June," said Soriano. "This has hit the community very hard and we decided we had to do something to help."

Soriano started planning the event Wednesday, hours after the body of 22-year-old June Guerry was discovered near Alvin in the Francis Marion Forest.

It was the second woman's body found in the forest in as many days.

Guerry's friend, 18 year old Dana Woods' body was found Tuesday 75 yards away from her burned-out car in Cordesville. Both women were shot to death.

"Dana and June were so young," said Soriano. "They were just starting their lives and had to be taken from this world so cruelly."

Those who took part in the class made a donation that will go to the families. Soriano says the money will go towards funeral expenses and traveling expenses.

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