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Zumba Go Red event raises funds for womens cardiac health awareness
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Ashton Bailey, 21, dances Saturday during a Zumbathon put on by Alpha Kappa Alpha at Brenau University and Gainesville Parks and Recreation at the Gainesville Civic Center. Bailey’s mom was one of the instructors at the event. - photo by Erin O. Smith
For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday’s Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. It was a chance to spread awareness of the risks heart disease poses for women like her grandmother, who suffers from congestive heart failure. “Basically, her heart is being surrounded by fluid and eventually the fluid is going to win,” Brown said.