Keep your heart — and others' — pumping at Zumba


A Zumbathon will be held Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association's 2015 Heart Walk. The Zumbathon will include two hours of dancing led by certified Zumba instructors.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the parking lot of the former Hawk Lake Golf Course and future home of Memorial Hospital at 1605 Loucks Road.

According to the American Heart Association, every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

Physical activity, such as Zumba, can increase overall cardiovascular health and lower the risk of heart attack.

Tickets for the Zumbathon are on sale for $10 in advance and can be purchased online at Tickets are available the day of the Zumbathon for $15.

Proceeds from the Zumbathon will sponsor Memorial Hospital's Heart Walk Team.