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"Fitness Funday" raising money for group home

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Out at Elmer Thomas Park on Sunday, people got out and got active for a good cause. For the first time 'Fitness Funday' at the park was held for people to take a Zumba class, kickboxing or a boot camp session. The money raised at this event goes to the Parker Point Girls Group Home.

Beneshea Dowden with Gettin’ Fit 4 Life says she has a personal reason for hosting this ‘Fitness Funday.’

"In July I weighed 308 pounds, and today I stand in front of you weighing 195 pounds,” said Dowden. “So I would just like everybody in the community to know that there is more to life than the current situation that you're in right now."

The girls from the Parker Point Girls Group Home were out there Sunday, enjoying the Zumba classes. The girls will get to go out to more activities like this with the money raised Sunday. Dowden says because the reaction was so positive, she hopes they will have more ‘Fitness Fundays’ at the park.

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