UQ SPORT BUSTS BREAST CANCER WITH MATER CHICKS IN PINK

Tuesday 21 June 2016
UQ Sport has danced, high-kicked and sweat through six hours of fitness to help raise over $150,000 at the Mater Chicks in Pink’s ‘Bust a Move’ breast cancer fundraiser.
  • UQ Sport sparkled, shimmied and danced as an event partner at the Mater Chicks in Pink 'Bust a Move' event on Saturday June 18.

The third annual ‘Bust a Move’ event, held on Saturday 18 June at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre, featured six hours of dance and fitness activities with more than 250 participants taking part.

As an event partner, UQ Sport provided volunteer staff with UQ Sport Fitness Centre Manager, Todd Johnston, and Group Fitness Coordinator, Cherrine Chan, instructing participants during the extra-popular 80s & 90s Aerobics Dance Party and Jump and Jab sessions.

Todd, who has been involved in ‘Bust a Move’ since its inception in 2014, said it was pleasing to see so many people involved in the event.

“It was an amazing day full of sweat, sparkles and sensational group fitness fun,” he said.

“The room was a sea of pink lightning, tutus and wigs in what was both a special day for all those touched by breast cancer, as well as a celebration for all the efforts put in to fundraise for this terrific cause.”

UQ Sport instructors Todd Johnston and Cherrine Chan volunteered at the fitness extravaganza.

 

‘Team UQ’, a combined group of UQ Sport staff and fitness members, also combined to raise more than $7,000 in funds for much-needed support items and services – including mastectomy bras and counselling – for women undergoing breast cancer treatments.

In 2015, 15,600 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia, with more than 1,000 Queensland women treated at Mater facilities each year.

To make a donation, and for up-to-date fundraising information, visit the Bust a Move website.

Media: Jamie Mitchell, UQ Sport, JamieM@uqsport.com.au0423 785 752.

 

Jamie Mitchell

Jamie is UQ Sport's PR and Comms Specialist. He's a sportaholic with an unhealthy amount of jerseys in his wardrobe. You'll find Jamie playing social sport most afternoons, or gritting his teeth in the gym trying to lift weights.