‘Wukking’ for worthy cause

Evy Bentham presenting the donation to Dr. Shirley Jhagroo, Chairperson of the Breast cancer Screening Programme.

Wukup Workout joined in support of Breast Cancer Awareness with a donation of their proceeds recently to the Barbados Cancer Society, Henry’s Lane, Collymore Rock.

In the “wukkin’ for a cause” session themed Pink-a-licious, participants came all decked in pink to burn tonnes of calories not only for their own healthy lifestyle activities, but also to put their money behind the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society and its fight against breast cancer.

Fitness professional and creator of Wukup Workout, Evy Bentham, said: “We wanted to use the momentum and growing popularity of the Wukup Workout exercise programme to play our part in heightening awareness of breast cancer. This is one of the most common of all cancers, especially among women, and with such a high percentage of women in attendance at our sessions we saw it as an opportunity to raise any funding that could continue to assist in the fight.”

Bentham added: “The classes are mainly held at Surfside Wellness Centre in Wildey and they were gracious in waiving the rental of the studio, which has allowed us to donate the full proceeds from our first class. Every dollar counts towards ensuring the sustainability of this important programme.”

On receipt of the donation, Chairperson of the Breast Screening Programme, Dr. Shirley Jhagroo, remarked: “The objective of The Breast Screening Programme is to reduce premature deaths from breast cancer by early detection, and the donation raised by Wukup Workout will go towards the purchase of a much needed breast ultrasound machine to enhance early detection.”

Wukup Workout fuses the indigenous dance of Barbados in a fun and exciting cardio and core programme aimed at improving the health and wellness of the people with whom they come into contact.

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