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Anwar Stewart helps kick-off Bust a Move for Breast Health™ at the Jewish General Hospital
In the first event of its kind in Montreal, hundreds of participants will come together in March for a day-long fitness and fundraising event that will have them sweating, stretching and lunging through six energizing hours of exercise including yoga, zumba and aerobics. The event is Bust a Move for Breast Health™, and its goal is to unite people of all ages to support breast health in Quebec.
Bust a Move originated in Halifax where it was such a success that it has inspired similar events in Ottawa, Edmonton, and Montreal.
The Montreal edition was launched on January 18 in the main entrance of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). On hand to get fit and support participants was special guest, Anwar Stewart, defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes, as well as trainers David Snively, owner of DBS Fitness Concepts Personal Training Studio, Adonna Greaves, owner of personal training centre Studio Adonnics and zumba instructors Guylaine and Jorge of Danza Jam.
“Bust a Move is more than just another fundraising event; it’s a celebration of breast health and an opportunity for participants to make a real difference,” says Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation. “The Foundation is dedicated to providing critically needed resources to the hospital to sustain our excellence in research, education and patient care for generations to come.”
Proceeds will benefit the Breast Centre at the JGH, designated by the Quebec government as a Breast Referral and Investigation Centre and widely considered to be one of the leading facilities of its kind in the province. The funds will support research into breast cancer prevention, as well as an additional ultrasound machine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and care with increased precision.
“The expanded and modernized Breast Centre will provide a more welcoming and efficient environment,” says Dr. André Lisbona, Director of the Centre. “The funds raised through Bust A Move will help us equip the facility with the most advanced technology to investigate and manage breast conditions.”
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