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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -(WDEF) While most people attend Zumba
classes to burn calories by working up a good sweat, others did it to raise money for a fallen police officers.
Nearly 100 people packed into VFW Post 4848
in Chattanooga to take part in Zumba for the Fallen.
The purpose of the Zumba class/celebration was to raise money for a group of Chattanooga police officers who will participate in the 2013 Law Enforcement United Annual Memorial Ride
which is also a fundraiser.
"All of the money raised, Law Enforcement United uses that to support the families of police officers who've been killed in the line of duty. So it goes to help those families and also supports the Officer Down Memorial page
to ensure that the officers who've died in the line of duty are never forgotten," said organizer Sheila Jetton who is also a part of the Chattanooga Police Department.
The Annual Memorial Ride is a three day, 250 mile bicycle ride from Chesapeake Virginia to the nations capitol that is scheduled during the second week of May.
Jetton said the Zumba event should have raised close to $1,400.