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LRU Sorority to Host Annual Event for Local Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Fri Apr 5 2013

Hickory, N.C. – In support of the Prevent Child Abuse America organization, the Gamma Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Lenoir-Rhyne University will host the third annual Shamrock Zumbathon on April 20. This community event will take place on Shaw Plaza in the heart of the L-R campus from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Zumbathon is open to the L-R campus as well as the Hickory community. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and free for children under ten years old. The event will consist of two 45-minute sessions of a fusion of Latin, hip-hop, and aerobic dance exercises taught by the certified instructors from Hickory Girl’s Fitness. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Kappa Deltas nationwide host “Shamrock Events” every year to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America both on the local and national level. Eighty percent of the proceeds from the Shamrock event are donated to the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County and the remaining 20 percent is donated to Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America.

“We had a great turn out at last year’s Zumbathon so we decided to keep the idea for our Shamrock event each year,” said sorority VP-Community Service Chair Beka Forst. “We really want to make this event an annual tradition for the L-R campus and in the Hickory community. We are hoping for an even greater turnout this year.”

Founded in 1897, Kappa Delta Sorority began supporting Prevent Child Abuse America in 1981, and began the nationwide Shamrock Event in 1983. More than $7.1 million has been raised through these events to benefit child abuse prevention efforts across the country.

For more information regarding this event contact Beka Forst at

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