Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma: The confusing string of words formed a heart-breaking diagnosis for one Tucson family. At just 4-years-old, the fight is on for Gianna Hurtado.
KGUN9 introduced you to the little girl, the daughter of a DPS trooper, a few weeks ago, explaining how she suffered from an inoperable brain tumor.
The family is trying to raise money to battle the tumor that does not yet have a cure. Instead, they are hoping those funds can help them participate in clinical trials, potentially in New York or the United Kingdom.
So, on Saturday - dozens danced and brought donations to a Zumba fundraiser in her name. Instructors lead the 3-hour master class at the Tucson Expo, who donated the stage and the space to make it happen.
Gianna danced along too, receiving hugs and kisses from those who came to support her.
Gianna's mother told KGUN9, she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support the family has received by the community.
"We want people to be aware that this this illness, this cancer, this type of tumor is underfunded," Lizette Hurtado said. "A lot of people don't know about it - we had never heard about it and we just want to raise awareness and we just want the opportunity to get some help for our little girl."
Organizers said, they raised roughly $1,200 in those 3 hours.
If you did not get a chance to attend, but you still want to help, click here to go to Gianna's GoFundMe page.