Bust a Move surpasses million dollar milestone at 2014 event
Bust a Move Co-Chairs Krista Kealey (left) and Bernice Rachkowski (right) - with Celebrity Fitness Instructor Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars - present cheque for 2014 total at Bust a Move for Breast Health
Photo Credit: Lindsey Gibeau, Valberg Imaging
More than 250 participants danced with joy alongside Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars at the Ottawa Athletic Club as this year’s record high fundraising pushed Bust a Move’s three-year total over the million dollar mark.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of Bust a Move,” says Linda Eagen, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation President and CEO. “In just three years, our incredible participants and sponsors have stretched, lunged and danced their way to one million dollars raised for breast health services in our community.”
Bust a Move Ottawa, presented by Morguard and St. Laurent Centre, is a one-day fitness fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Participants commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of breast health initiatives and, on February 22, celebrate a successful fundraising campaign by taking part in various fitness sessions, including yoga, kickboxing, aerobics and dance. The 2014 edition of Bust a Move also included a session led by 2014 celebrity fitness instructor Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars.
“This one-day, high-energy fundraising extravaganza is the perfect combination of fun, fitness and a fantastic cause,” explains Bernice Rachkowski, Marketing Director for St. Laurent Centre and the Co-Chair for Bust a Move Ottawa. “This is a cause that is very close to my heart – and touches so many families in our community.”
Bust a Move was founded by the IWK and QEII Foundations in Halifax in 2010. Funds raised by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation will be allocated to improve breast health programs at area hospitals, fund innovative cancer research projects, and support Cancer Coaching at the Maplesoft Centre. For more information about Bust a Move please visit www.ottawacancer.ca/BaM2014.aspx.