Girl Power Movement will hold a Zumba charity event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Bethlehem Church West Campus, 2782 Fairview Drive, Gastonia, to raise community awareness about Fibromyalgia.

It's being hosted by Jacqueline Fennell a Zumba fitness instructor who has Fibromyalgia. Joining her will be instructor Michael Fargas and the MJ Crew and guest instructors from across North Carolina. They will be dancing to raise money that will be donated to the National Fibromyalgia Association. Those attending are asked to give what they can at the door. Food will be available for purchase as well as Girl Power Movement merchandise. A percentage of those proceeds will be donated to the association as well.

This event is being supported by Sports Mill Gym and the Bethlehem Church West Campus.

Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 5 million Americans. While it occurs most often in women, it strikes men and children, and all ethnic backgrounds. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia (FM) can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.

Symptoms include widespread body pain was well as moderate to severe fatigue, sleep disorders, problems with cognitive functioning, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and migraines, anxiety and depression, and environmental sensitivities.

Childcare is available but those bringing children are asked to reserve a spot by calling 980-365-0117.