“Boxing for Boobies” helps knock out breast cancer

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Do you have what it takes to punch breast cancer in the face?

CKO Kickboxing Seattle hosted its second annual Cardio Kickboxing Benefit for The American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 26. 2013.  “Boxing for Boobies” is back again taking center stage in the fight against breast cancer.

Walking and running for the cure is one thing, but actually staring down cancer and then punching it in its face is an entirely different matter. This special event was sold out by mid- September, with profits from entry fees going to the cause. All participants were given a commemorative tee shirt, a pair of pink boxing gloves, and an hour and a half date with a 125 lbs. heavy bag. Enrollees enlisted their friends, family, coworkers, and employers to be in their corner by donating to the cause in their name. Top tier corporate sponsors included H10 Capital, El Gaucho, and Nitro Desk.

Funds raised will support the American Cancer Society’s fight to end breast cancer.  Specifically, these dollars are used to make a difference in the following ways:
  • Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable
  • Investing in research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease
  • Providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer today- when and where they need it- including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs, financial assistance, and more
  • Ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them, and encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat breast cancer.

CKO Kickboxing is a non-contact cardio kickboxing gym established in 1997 that specializes in conducting highly effective classes that burn fat and tone muscle. CKO is located at 15901 Westminster Way in Shoreline.
Owner Jessica says, "Last year we raised almost $2500. This year we are on track to be over $3000, however will not know the final number untill after Saturday. My fingers are crossed that is it is over $4000!"

There is still time to donate. CKO is strongly encouraging donations to be made one of two ways- online or by coming by in person to their gym at the address above. Who knows, it just may prove to be the first step in your new healthy lifestyle.


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