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YMCA Aerob-a-thon raises over $3,000

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The Middlesex Family YMCA sponsored its 3rd annual Aerob-a-thon on May 2.

The event, which consisted of 180 minutes of non-stop aerobics and exercise, raised money for the YMCA Strong Communities annual charitable giving campaign. Funds are raised for this purpose to ensure that everyone in the community is able to participate in YMCA programs, regardless of the ability to pay full price. 

Cheryl Holleran, membership and fitness director and event organizer, said, “We are an organization that cares greatly for the health and well-being of all people. We are committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.”

During the marathon of exercise, each instructor taught a segment from different classes offered at the YMCA, including Low Impact, Step, Drums Alive, Body Sculpt and Yoga. The 19 participants were “Staying Alive” with hits from the 1970s while they exercised. 

Each participant received pledges to sponsor their time. Donations were per minute, hour, or a flat donation, all which are tax-deductible.

During the marathon, door prizes were awarded and all participants received a T-shirt from Tee’s Shirts for their efforts. 

Participants raised over $3,000 to help the YMCA reach its 2009 goal of $72,750. Contributions are accepted throughout the year. Information can be found at the YMCA, at http://www.peninsulaymca.org, or by contacting Buzz Lambert at 776-8846.

posted 05.11.2009

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