Mar. 31, 2015
The third and final Bust a Move presented by Shoppers Drug Mart went out on a high note this Saturday, March 28 having raised a remarkable $476,421 towards the Breast Care Clinical Research and Tumour Biobank in the Lawson Health Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
The results from the 2015 event, combined with results from previous years, meant this epic fundraiser reached its target of more than $2.6 million for breast care at St. Joseph’s; an announcement that was greeted with cheers from the hundreds of people who spent the day moving and grooving to fun fitness sessions designed by Movati Athletic.
The event also announced the lucky winner of the Bust a Move Car Raffle, generously sponsored by Finch Auto Group. Jonathan MacPhee will chose between one of four luxury vehicles valued at more than $40,000 each. Raffle ticket sales were just one of the many ways participants earned their spot on the fitness floor.
At the closing ceremonies, Michelle Campbell, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, remarked how in 2013 the foundation had imagined bringing together hundreds of people, on one day, to exercise for six hours in support of men and women receiving breast care at St. Joseph’s.
“[Bust a Move] sounded like a wild idea at the time. But today, bust a movers have created a legacy that extends far beyond the fitness floor,” says Michelle. “Together, participants, volunteers, donors, sponsors and supporters have made a lasting difference to the thousands of men and women who come to St. Joseph’s for breast care.”
Thanks to three years of memorable moments, heart-pounding exercise, life changing fundraising and the dedication of all those involved, St. Joseph’s can invest in breast care innovation and discovery that would otherwise not be possible.