On Saturday, April 14, the Wisconsin Wellness Expo is hosting a three-hour Zumba marathon, walkathon and fitness challenge to raise money for the UW Eye Research Institute, known as ERI.
Jimmy Tormey, a longtime employee of the Division of Recreational Sports, recently went on medical retirement due to retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes blindness.
"Jimmy is now preparing for a life transition without his sight by taking courses to develop new skills, and the decision to identify ERI as the beneficiary of the fundraising this year was easy," said Lori Devine, fitness director for the Division of Recreational Sports.
The expo, open to the public, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southeast Recreational Facility, commonly known as SERF. Free parking is available in lot 91 during the event, and free handouts include T-shirts and reusable shopping bags.