Box2Beat Cancer: Teresa's story

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Elite Piloxing Instructor Teresa Malins held a three-hour Box2Beat Cancer event in Beckenham, raising more than £12,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action! She shares her reasons for hosting the event and what made it such a success 

I first heard about Ovarian Action's Box2Beat Cancer last year and knew I had to get involved. My Mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer eight years ago so it's a cause that rests very close to my heart.

Chloe Jackson assisted me in organising the event. Chloe is a fit and healthy 36-year-old Piloxing enthusiast who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year. She was keen to raise awareness of the disease and let people know that is not just something that affects postmenopausal women.

Together, we set a fundraising target of £2,000 and after months of planning and training, the event took place on Saturday 19 March, during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

We came, we saw, we conquered...we ate cake. And the best bit? I am very proud to say that we totally smashed our target!

My super squad of 28 incredible ladies boxed, kicked and shimmied their way through three hours of back to back Piloxing classes and in doing so raised over £12,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action!

The whole morning was a great team effort with loads of donations, from the cakes to the water and the juices. Not to mention the incredible goody bags organised by my Box2Beat partner in crime, Chloe. All the girls were totally blown away by their treats!

I’m not going to lie, it was a gruelling three hours, but it was really good fun and a hugely rewarding day.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support us and made it such a special morning. And a big thank you to everyone who donated both cash and cakes. We made £180 from our wonderful cake sale alone, manned by my very own mum!

Check out my gallery for lots of pictures from the event

In the meantime, who fancies doing it all again next year?

Would you like to take part in Box2Beat Cancer 2018? Find out more.