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.
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.”
‘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.