AHA, SkyRidge set Zumbathon
by Special to the Banner
Apr 16, 2014 | 1092 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The American Heart Association and SkyRidge Medical Center are teaming up to fight heart disease and strokes with a Zumbathon set for Bradley Square Mall on Saturday.

The fundraising event will benefit the AHA.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the family-friendly Zumbathon will provide an array of learning tips on fitness and heart health, organizers report.

The event will include demonstrations of “Hands Only CPR” and The Rush Fitness Complex will provide new exercise tips.

Attendees will be invited to make a donation in honor of a loved one at the Tribute Wall, as well as participate in the Zumbathon to support AHA.

“This event makes such a positive statement about how important health and wellness are to the people in Bradley County,” said Coleman Foss of SkyRidge Medical Center who is leading the upcoming Cleveland Heart Walk. “We are so proud to be a part of making Bradley County as healthy as it is beautiful.”

The Zumbathon event was envisioned and will be led by AHA volunteer and Zumba instructor Christy Hardin, who lost her mother to cardiovascular disease in 2013.

“My mom was a great woman and because of her, my passion for the American Heart Association mission runs deep,” Hardin said. “I can’t think of any better way to honor her than with this Zumbathon event, which is truly from my heart.”

Entry for the Zumbathon is a simple $5 donation to the American Heart Association. Donors may choose Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning or Zumba Kids.

For more information about the event, contact Cleveland Heart Walk director Kim Enoch at 423-763-4408.