Overlea Zumba Dancers Raise Money For Perry Hall Shooting Victim
A Monday evening dance fitness class doubled as a fundraiser for Daniel Borowy, the victim of the Perry Hall High School shooting.
As they danced to Psy's "Gangnam Style" a group of Zumba dancers were doing more than working out.
The group of 28 was also raising some money for the family of Perry Hall High School shooting victim Daniel Borowy.
The class, organized by Mary Ellen Fromm, was held at the Overlea Event Center and raised about $75 for the family. Participants paid $5 to take part and $2 per person was donated to the family, in addition to donations received during the event.
Fromm, who has two sons in Baltimore County Public Schools and a husband who teaches in county school system, said that when the shooting happened she couldn't help but think of her own family.
"Like a lot of people, I'm sure, when I heard about it I was shocked," Fromm said.
"I know I don't know him, but I felt like I had to do something and I knew that this was something I could do. I'm just glad we had a good turnout."
Gina McCall, a friend of the Borowy family, was selling "Prayers for Daniel" bracelets—something that she does at all fundraisers for Daniel.
"I know the family is just so grateful," she said.
Several local fundraisers benefiting the Borowy family have ranged from a boating party in Essex to a night of entertainment at Gunpowder Lodge in Kingsville. Money can also be donated directly to the family at any time on the website of Perry Hall Family Worship Center.