I am organising a Boxathon (3 hour Boxercise class) to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
In September 2015 I started attending Boxing for Beginners sessions at St John’s Amateur Boxing Club in Chorlton. In September 2016, I completed a Boxercise training course through the club, and started running Boxercise classes there every Saturday.
At first boxing for me was just a way to keep fit. However, over time I realised that it was doing so much more! It was improving my memory, my confidence, and helped to give me a new more positive outlook on life.
That is why I am organising a Boxathon! So I can give other people the opportunity to experience the full benefits of what this type of fitness can do, and at the same time help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action.
The class will involve a variety of exercises and drills used in boxing training, including skipping, pad-work, bag-work, circuits.
Organising the Boxathon will a big personal challenge for me. I will need to make it challenging, yet achievable for the mixed age groups and fitness ability, but most importantly make it fun!
I’m very much looking forward to this and I will consider it to be one of my top achievements this year!
Those up for the challenge so far are;
Alisha, Andrea, Anna, Ash, Becca, Caspar, Debbie, Hannah, Helen, Jasmine, Leonie, Mario, Martin, Melanie, Nissa, Nu, Sabby, Tom, Tommy, Zoe.
...and Eleanor is supporting me in organising and Nick is assisting me with running the Boxathon!
...and James is providing the music!
So how will your donation help?...
- £7 could buy the nutrients needed to grow the
cancer cells needed for research
- £25 could support a scientist to use a
powerful microscope to compare what a cancer cell looks like before and after chemotherapy – helping to explore how to make chemotherapy treatment more
- £50 could buy a chemical that stops cancer
cells growing – helping to create new drugs to prevent women dying from ovarian cancer
- £100 could support scientists to study what
causes cancer cells to die – helping to identify potential treatments for the future.