Let’s Go Nutz & Boobie Bounce for Cancer Research – Fund Raising for Cancer Research UK
The Boogie Bounce Instructor Community are organising fund raising ‘Boobie’ Bounce sessions throughout October to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Jenny Belcher, Boogie Bounce CEO says ‘Cancer will affect almost all of us in one way or another, and there are so many amazing people and charities working tirelessly in research, treatment and end of life care, that we wanted to put our wonderful instructor base to work and help raise some money for Cancer Research UK’
At Boogie Bounce we have always been very proud of our instructors’ ability to rally to a good cause. We have helped facilitate national fundraisers over the years and we’ve always been overwhelmed by the response, dedication, and inventiveness of our instructors to raise as much as they can for worthwhile causes with their mini trampolines!
This time around, even with the significant disruption their businesses have suffered over the past 18 months, it doesn’t look like things are going to be any different. They have stepped up once again!
Recent high-profile cases such as the tragic and early passing of Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding from breast cancer have reminded us all of how important the work charities such as Cancer Research UK is, and how necessary continued fundraising is.
We have decided to run a national Charity Event throughout October 2021 to honour all of those men and women who have been affected or sadly lost their lives to Breast, Testicular and Prostate Cancer, and to help support the special people and charities who are on the front lines.
DID YOU KNOW? – Every year around 11,500 women and 85 men die from breast cancer in the UK – that’s nearly 1,000 deaths each month, 31 each day or one every 45 minutes.
Breast cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the UK. It is a leading cause of death in women under 50 in the UK, and the older you are the higher your risk ,but it can affect all ages.
DID YOU KNOW? – In males in the UK, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death, with around 11,900 deaths in 2018. More than 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in the UK and it accounts for 13% of all cancer deaths in males in the UK. That’s 32 every day! (2016-2018). There are around 60 testicular cancer deaths in the UK every year, that’s around 1 every week (2016-2018).
DID YOU KNOW? – Many different things can affect your chances of getting breast cancer. There’s no single cause and results from a combination of the way we live our lives, our genes, and our environment. No one can predict who will get cancer however precautionary measures can be put in place.
Boogie Bounce’s focus is helping our clientele maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight by providing an effective method of exercise which is genuinely an enjoyable experience, whether they are bouncing in a live class, or at home using the Boogie Bounce Home Programme and mobile app. Regular exercise and a healthy weight are measures that can be taken to reduce risk of developing cancer.
WHAT ARE WE DOING? – There are approximately 100 instructors who have already signed up to this great initiative and will be utilising their social media reach and the resources available to them locally to spread the word about their event and raise as much money as possible.
Our instructors have proved to be a resourceful and inventive group who constantly surprise us with their creativity. We at Head Office have provided suggestions and guidance but will ultimately leave it in the capable hands of our instructors to leverage their local presence in the community and social media profiles to raise as much money as possible.
Emily, who deals with everything social media at Boogie Bounce says ‘Events will be taking place throughout October, so keep an eye on the Boogie Bounce Facebook page as we’ll be sharing much of what is going on.’
Expect to see – Fancy Dress Themed Events, Decorated Bras and Pants, Karaoke Boogie Bounce, Cake and Sweet Sales, and loads of other original ideas!
Total funds raised will be pooled via a Go Fund me link and announced at the end of October The money raised will then be distributed evenly between Breast, Prostate and Testicular Cancer Research UK.