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Rockin’ Shamrock Zumbathon in Lexington will help you get fit and fund Meals-on-Wheels at the same t

West Columbia, SC (Jimmy Poluszek) - Lexington residents can break a sweat for a good cause at the Rockin’ Shamrock Zumbathon that is scheduled to take place next week in Lexington. All proceeds from this fun and exciting event will benefit Meals-on-Wheels, a program dedicated to helping senior citizens live safely and independently in their own homes each year.

For those who aren’t familiar, Zumba is a popular exercise program that includes dancing and other aerobic movements, as well as squats and lunges. With over 15 million people taking Zumba classes each week, this fun fitness-building method is a hit among health enthusiasts, including those in and around Lexington.

According to Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission Fundraiser Coordinator Donna Neel, the Zumbathon was organized to celebrate “March for Meals” which is a month long, nationwide push by the Meals on Wheels organization to raise awareness of hunger and isolation among the elderly. This is the fourth year that this event has been held, and last year as many as 75 to 100 people came to enjoy the event. This year, Neel hopes that they will have even more participants. She also hopes that the event will let the public know that the Recreation and Aging Commission does more than just deliver meals to seniors. They also provide transportation for the elderly to a number of recreational centers for senior citizens where they can go and join in activities or simply fellowship with each other. Often, this is one of the very few chances they get to actually be around and enjoy others. It prevents them from feeling isolated and alone.

Everyone who enjoys Zumba is welcome and encouraged to come. The Zumbathon will take place on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. There is a $10 admission fee and the fee drops to $5 for seniors. The Lexington Leisure Center is located at 108 Park Rd., Lexington, SC. For more details, you can reach them at (803) 356-5111. They will also have more information on their webpage at www.Icrac.com.

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