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Get your Zumba on at Walters Y

POSTED: February 21, 2013 12:30 a.m.

It’s dance, it’s a workout, and it’s all for a good cause.

The American Heart Association’s fundraiser “Party Hearty Zumbathon” is set for 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road in Gainesville.

The event aims to raise money for their Heart Fund as well as educate women on the dangers of heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and No. 4 killer stroke, by funding research, educational programs and advocacy efforts in the community.

“We look forward to the Party Hearty Zumbathon every year. The entire gym is filled with enthusiastic women who love to dance” says Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness manager with the J.A. Walters Family and Oakwood Family YMCAs.

“It’s a great time to fellowship with other women and raise money for a great cause.”

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that gets participants moving to popular music.

Those taking part can join in number of varying Zumba routines from instructors. In addition, vendors will sell a variety of fitness and nutrition merchandise.

A minimum $5 donation is required to take part. All proceeds will go to the Heart Fund for the American Heart Association. Free child care is available for members, $2 per child for nonmembers.

For more information, call 770-297-9622 or email

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