Jazzercise classes help keep Heights food center healthy
At their annual fundraiser, Jazzercise class participants from Cleveland Heights and South Euclid contributed more than 230 pounds of food and $800 in cash to the Heights Emergency Food Center, and raised another $1,350 for LifeAct (formerly the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance), which offers suicide prevention programming at area high schools.
Each year, the Jazzercise classes nominate organizations for the fundraiser, and select the two that receive the most votes as beneficiaries.
Class members raised money during each class by contributing to have a favorite routine added to the exercise set—or to have a less-than-favorite routine thrown out.
Food donations were encouraged through an attendance game in which class participants could win gift certificates to local shops when they brought in food to donate.
Over the past several years, Jazzercise of Cleveland Heights and South Euclid has raised more than $26,000 to benefit local organizations.
For more information about Jazzercise in the Heights, call 440-655-5394.
Mary Beth McCann
Mary Beth McCann is a certified Jazzercise franchisee who has taught in Cleveland Heights for more than 25 years.