Breast Cancer awareness month

Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month aims to increase people’s knowledge of the signs of breast cancer and to encourage people to check themselves and not to be scared to seek advice.

Pink Party at The Edge

This Sunday 9 October The Edge will be hosting a ‘pink party’ zumba event, this will be open to the public to join in at The Edge. You can register here to join the zumba class. On the day we will be fundraising for Coppafeel who emphasise raising awareness of breast cancer amongst younger people.

There will also be a raffle where you have the opportunity win some amazing prizes including items from sweaty betty. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to coppafeel.

We will also be hosting a sponsored spinathon event. Both the mens and womens cricket teams will be taking part in the event. This will be a 2 hour class which two of The Edges fitness instructors will be teaching. One of which is Michelle Smith who has organised this event and holds this month very close to her heart.

Show your support and donate here.

Group Exercise Coordinator and fitness instructor at The Edge, Michelle Smith said:

Raising money to support Breast Cancer charities is very important to me. 4 years ago, at the age of 44 I found a lump in my Breast.  There was no history of Cancer in my family and  I was an incredibly fit fitness teacher with a fantastic diet, so I wasn’t concerned.  After 4 weeks the lump started to feel painful.  I went to the Gp, was referred to the hospital and 4 weeks later was told I had Breast Cancer, not 1 tumour but 3. I had no symptoms apart from the lump.
Over the next 12 months I endured Chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.  I lost lots of hair, my body shape changed and my fitness fell through the floor. This was 4 years ago. I’m now back working full time, teaching fitness classes and spending time with my beautiful children, but it was a tough road. I could have chosen not to have the lump investigated and my future may have been very different. If raising awareness about checking your breasts helps just one of our students then we’ve done a good thing.

Michelle breast cancer awareness event host