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.