Give To Love, Love To Give

A woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes, resulting in an estimated  232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2015 alone. Only 5-10 percent of these cases will be due to an inherited abnormality. The rest, an alarming 80-95% of all new cases of breast cancer, will be the result of gender (being a woman) and aging.

Given the frankness of these risk factors, it's no wonder that finding ways to prevent the disease has proven challenging. However, while nearly 40,000 women in the United States will pass away from breast cancer this year, it is important to note that death rates have been steadily decreasing since 1989. Thanks to continued research and increased breast health education, new cancer cases are being detected early on and the chance of survival is steadily increasing.

This October 21st, in honor of National Breast Cancer awareness month, Burn 60 Studios will be donating 10% of all class proceeds to the Keep A Breast Foundation. 

After a close, young friend was diagnosed with the disease, KAB founder Shaney jo Darden knew she wanted to find a way to contribute to her friends care and healing. Having already formed a grassroots collective of artists who regularly showcased their progressive talents at well attended galleries, Shaney and another friend, Mona Mukheria-Gehrig, decided to pull their resources. 

With the help of a few female volunteers and artist pals, Shaney and Mona put together the first Keep A Breast exhibition in 2000. Their successful showing motivated Shaney to continue on the path of raising awareness for breast cancer, specifically among younger generations that she felt were being neglected outreach by larger organizations.

In 2005, The Keep A Breast Foundation was officially recognized. KAB has been making teens and 20-somethings its focus audience for more than 10 years and we are proud to be partnering with them in an effort to promote continued breast education and research.

Joining us will be neighboring Kreation Juice in Brentwood and The Healthy Place in Thousand Oaks, who will both be offering refreshments outside of our morning classes. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and workout for this important cause!

Go HERE to sign up for one of our Give To Love, Love To Give classes.

12th annual kickin' cancer 5k run/walk

Did you know September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month?

On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the 12th Annual Kickin’ Cancer 5K Run/Walk & Family Expo will be held in Brentwood, California.  The event, which benefits the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is a non competitive effort to raise money in support of preventative care and early detection for those at an increased risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Over the past 15 years, the Lynne Cohen foundation has raised nearly 6.5 million dollars for their cause in addition to creating and funding four preventative care programs for women.  However, even with all their hard work, there is still so much more to be done.

Fitness Expert Julie Diamond and Executive Director of the Lynne Cohen Foundation Kimberly Morales

The Facts About Ovarian Cancer:

• It is estimated that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States.

• 1 in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

• Despite advances in cancer research, ovarian cancer survival rates have not improved in the past 10 years.

• Approximately 75% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages diminishing a woman’s chance for survival. When ovarian cancer is detected early, there is approximately a 90% survival rate of more than 5 years.

Julie Diamond, an accomplished fitness trainer at Burn 60 Studios in Los Angeles and Lululemon Brentwood ambassador is the acting Fitness Expert for the Lynne Cohen Foundation.  Theirs is a cause close to her heart, as Julie lost her mother, June, 18 years ago to ovarian cancer.  She will be leading the crowd of over 3,000 in a morning warm up on San Vicente Boulevard.

June M. Fiora, Mother of Julie Diamond

"Early detection and prevention are the keys to combatting ovarian and breast cancer.  I'm proud to join the Cohen family's efforts to make a difference for women everywhere." ~Julie Diamond

Participation in the event STRONGLY encouraged and of course, any and all donations are welcome. Fundraising prizes start at $100, but keep in mind, EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

To register, visit Bun 60′s Team Page or stop by the studio on September 21st-we will be hosting a special sign-up event!*

*Register BEFORE August 31st any pay ONLY $35, register AFTER August 31st and pay $40 (Enter Discount Code "burn60" to SAVE $5 through September 27th at 12pm PST)

NOTE: The FINAL day to register is September 27th, 2013

For more on Kickin’ Cancer and the Lynne Cohen Foundation go HERE.