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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Officials are breaking ground on a new multi-million dollar investment for the community. 

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is moving forward on a bigger, re-vamped health center.  Organizers say it is going to help a lot of people. 

This big renovation about to get started has been many years in the making. Tucson Jewish Community Center leaders say they see about 150,000 people come through their health center every single year. 

Now they are going to be able to help even more people with their health.

As construction gets started, the Sports and Wellness Center is getting more space for exercise equipment.  It will also be able to offer more health classes including nutrition seminars. 

It is a Jewish Center, but about 45 percent of people who use the services are actually not Jewish.  Organizers say the center is open to the whole community. 

The remodeling cost about $4 million, a lot of that was raised through community fundraisers. 

The groundbreaking today is set for 5:30 p.m. at 3800 E. River Rd. and the entire community is invited. 

Construction should be complete by the end of the summer.

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