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Fall Fitness Fest

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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and its Foundation will host their Fall Fitness Fest event on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.

This year’s events are focused on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, which was created to address food insecurity among LCCC’s students. The partnership with United Way funds the Allentown Food Pantry, while the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank benefits both the Allentown and Schnecksville Food Pantries. Monetary or food donations are deeply appreciated anytime and on the day of the event.

LCCC has partnered with Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute and Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile to provide awareness, information and an opportunity for a mammography screening or to give blood on our campus. For more information, please visit LVHN.org/MammoCoach or call 610-402-LVHN to schedule your mammogram appointment. For more information on Miller-Keystone Blood Center, please visit https://www.giveapint.org/; no appointment needed.

The Fall Fitness Fest is designed to motivate friends, family, students and the community to get back in the fitness groove and decrease stress levels. Participants can register for one or all of these events:

• 5k run/walk on a challenging, picturesque route
• Two-hour Zumba class with local instructors Caressa James (Zumba jammer), Tessie and Pedro, and Jonathan and Lexi
• Yoga and meditation class with Alissa Xander
• Qigong class, a mind-body-spirit practice for mental and physical health with Kiki Peppard

The 5k run/walk will follow a course around LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville and along Orchard Road. Adults can register for $25 up to the day of the event, children 9 and under are free, and discounted pricing is available for students and military. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a warmup at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk start at 9 a.m.

Zumba will be held at Berrier Hall, also at LCCC’s main campus. Adults can register for $20. Children 9 and under can also join the Zumba class for free, and discounted pricing is available for students and military. Registration is at 10 a.m., and Zumba starts at 11 a.m.

Yoga and Qigong will also take place in Berrier Hall - participants can select to attend one of these adult-only classes for $20. Registration will be at noon and both classes begin at 1 p.m. Yoga takes place in the Dance Studio and Qigong in the Auxiliary Gym. Limited spacing applies.

For more information on registering for either event, sponsorships or volunteering, visit www.lccc.edu/fallfitnessfest. For additional questions, please contact Jane Wilchak, LCCC’s special events manager, at jwilchak@lccc.edu or at 610-799-1929.