EIGHT-year-old Melissa Lim had not a care in the world as she danced to the upbeat music at the Super Group (SG) 25th Anniversary ‘Zumba and Charity’ event.
“I’m enjoying the dance and music very much,” she said when interviewed in Beach Street recently.
Melissa was one of 500 participants who took part in the event along with her father Lim Hung Hong, 40, who is SG unit sales manager.
“This is the first time I’m trying out zumba on the street.
“It is quite difficult for me as I am not used to dancing but I really enjoy it.
“It’s energetic! We are proud and excited to be here,” he said.
Lim’s colleague Cheam Wei Kee, 33, who came with his wife and baby, said the event was timely as it gave him the opportunity to exercise.
“I rarely exercise, so this is certainly a good workout for me.”
In celebrating the group’s anniversary, ‘Zumba and Charity’ event secretary Khaw Pei Tee said SG northern region would donate the funds raised to Guang Ming Daily’s charity fund and Kwong Wah Yit Poh’s charity fund to help the needy.
“We managed to raise RM16,000 through our SG agency members’ monthly donation and the participation of those in the event.”
When asked why they chose to organise the zumba event, Khaw said it was to create awareness among the public about the importance of a balanced lifestyle.
SG has been a partner of Great Eastern Life Assurance Malaysia since 1991.
The event saw agency members and the public dancing away to one-hour of the Zumba session. There was also a health talk by Gleneagles Penang consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Khoo Eng Hooi.