By Lori Bosworth
So many of us have family members or friends that have been touched by breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, in 2017, 72 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day and 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This disease is not restricted to older women; it also affects young women. Rethink’s annual fundraiser, Rethink Breast Cancer, which takes place at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto on October 13, 2017, raises funds to provide age appropriate support and resources for young women with breast cancer.
Although the purpose of the event is serious, the evening is anything but. This year, Boobyball will resurrect the 80s and 90s with their Let’s Get Physical theme. Guests are encouraged to attend in lycra tights, legwarmers and pastels…yes this was what the exercise gear of the 80s looked like! The rationale behind the theme is regular activity helps reduce a women’s chance of developing breast cancer and it also helps heal the body during recovery.
This retro evening will feature aerobic dance-offs, tasty treats, neon cocktails and a DJ spinning beats.
Chloe Wilde of CTV’s Etalk and Host of E! in Canada will return as honorary co-chair for Boobyball Toronto for the third year. Chloe will be joined by YouTube creators The Sorry Girls (Kelsey MacDermaid and Becky Wright) helping to bring awareness to the national event by launching a series of DIY tutorials perfect to brighten up your home or office, with a fun retro twist.
To date, Boobyball has raised over $4.2 million dollars for Rethink Breast Cancer. National sponsors of Boobyball 2017 include Topshop, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Beau’s, Meiomi Wines, Kim Crawford, teapigs, MedReleaf, PayPal and 4XM.
Tickets for Boobyball Toronto 2017 are $130 (includes $30 tax receipt); Under 25 $95 (includes $15 tax receipt) and VIP tickets $250 (includes $50 tax receipt). Tickets include complimentary bar, bites, gift bag and a Beck Taxi chit for up to $10.
Purchase tickets online at Boobyball.
Boobyball Toronto takes place on Oct. 13, 2017 at Rebel Nightclub, 11 Polson Street in the Port Lands.
What a fun name, and what a fun-sounding event! My grandmother (whose parents were Canadian by birth) died of breast cancer at a young age, so thanks for drawing our attention to this important fund- and attention-raising event!
It’s tragic that so many young women are dying of breast cancer including your grandmother. I hope they find a cure soon. Lori
I would love to go to something like this one day! Hopefully I can find one in my area. I use to do the runs they put on but it’s been a few years. It’s amazing how many people are affected by cancer.
This is a great event for a good cause! I hope that with all the funding and research that is being done they someday find a cure.
I hope so too. A cure is long overdue! Lori
I know three women that have had breast cancer in the past 5 years alone. One of them is a good friend from high school. She is now terminal. We have got to do something to find a cure!
I know. Too many women are getting breast cancer. I’ve had several family members get it. It’s time for a cure! Lori
hahaha love the name, it’s ok to get lighthearded about a serious cause. I’ve had too many friends have either scares or full blown cancer. it sucks! Sounds like a great way to raise awareness and money!
I agree…the name is cute. I agree…I think they are trying to lighten things up. Yes, too many family and friends have had cancer! Lori
Boobyball looks like a lot of fun for a serious cause. Like most anyone else, I know a ton of people who’ve had breast cancer including my mom. I even knew two women who were diagnosed when they were both under 25 years old. It really can strike anyone. Hope this event helps raise lots of money to help lead us closer to a cure.
This sounds awesome! What a great way to bring attention to breast cancer. Love it! And, thank you.
What a great idea for a fundraiser! This sounds like a blast and for such a great cause!!!
Breast cancer fund raiser event is so special to me. Wish Toronto is closer to me or I will definitely the first in line. It looks like it’s going to be fun place to meet new people too.
Always a great party for such an important cause. I love the theme they picked this season, everyone loves retro!
Beautiful way to assist those who have been affected, which seems like everyone these days. Best of all, it’s a party that people can enjoy even more knowing that our monies for the tickets are going to a great cause.
What a fun way to raise money for such a good cause. Love the retro feel, you can’t go wrong with a night that lets you party like it is 1980 something.
This sounds like such a great event for such an amazing cause! And attended by a bunch of strong, beautiful women! Can’t wait to hear how much more they raise this year!
I lost an aunt to breast cancer, so I wouldn’t mind attending an event like this in the future. Such of an amazing cause!
I’ve never heard of this before, but it sounds like an awesome fundraiser! I would totally go to this!
I am all about any way to raise money for a good cause. I love this so much. This is a great way to get people together to learn more about it.
I am tired of well-intentioned people asking me to donate money to breast cancer. I want someone to ask me to donate to help support research on pancreatic cancer, find a cure for childhood leukemia, or help the quarter of a million of Americans diagnosed with lung cancer every year. That rarely, if ever, happens. And that’s a problem. So much money brought in for a cancer with higher statistical recovery than lets say lung cancer or pancreatic cancer..ALL cancers are BAD so let’s raise money and awareness for all types of cancer…People with cancers are made to feel unimportant because so much publicity is given to breast cancer..Not being mean just honest here .
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