Even during COVID, Whitesboro gym surpasses last year's fundraising effort to fight breast cancer

Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp raises a record $3,170 to help local breast cancer survivors.

Posted: Oct 31, 2020 2:30 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2020 11:32 PM

Whitesboro, N.Y. - At the gym called Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp on 34 Oriskany Boulevard in Whiteboro, the struggle to raise money during a pandemic has been proven wrong.

Saturday morning, the owner of Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp, Lisa Briggs, presented MVHS with a check for $3,170, far surpassing last year's total of $2,000 raised during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Briggs and trainers at the gym once again held 'Burpees for Boobies' all month long.

Gym members received pledges to do burpees. A burpee is a squat thrust exercise with an additional stand between reps.

It was named after U.S. physiologist Royal Burpee who came up with the exercise in the 1930's as a quick way to assess fitness.

So as the members got healthier, they raised money each day of the month to help fight breast cancer.

Briggs says this event means a lot to everyone at the gym, "It means a lot to us because we actually have two members of our family who are who are breast cancer survivors."

One of those members is Marylou Hall. Hall says this event is inspiring in many ways, and it especially inspires people like her who are cancer survivors and also those who have been recently diagnosed, "It inspires women all over that are going through it to just keep on moving. Exercise is key, it helps mentally and keeps you moving. It (breast cancer) doesn’t stop you, just keep on moving, it’s not the end, it’s actually a new beginning and embrace the journey throughout it all."

MVHS Cancer Services Program Executive Director Nancy Butcher accepted the check from Briggs and says she couldn't be more proud of what this group has done during a pandemic, "How fantastic. In the past it’s been about $2,000 and I think by raising $3,170 it's even more inspiring because of what we’re going through right now. It just shows that truly it is a community and there is solidarity behind them."

Butcher says the money will be used specifically to purchase items help local breast cancer survivors at the MVHS Breast Care Center.

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