Bust a Move announces its fifth and final year with Breast Health Centre completion in sight!
Halifax, N.S. -- What
started as a dream in a Halifax boardroom is now becoming a reality.
With the addition of the breast imaging unit at the IWK in 2013, the
completion of the Breast Health Centre is now within sight.
the past six years, breast health supporters have rallied together to
raise $3.9 million for the new, comprehensive Breast Health Centre.
Nova Scotians responded to the QEII and IWK Foundation’s
fundraising challenge by signing up for the locally run event, Bust
a Move for Breast Health™. With only $1.3 million left to raise for the completion of the
Centre, Bust a Move will celebrate its fifth and final event on March 22, 2014.
MacDonald knows firsthand the positive impact the Breast Health
Centre will have on Nova Scotians. Diagnosed with breast cancer in
April 2011, followed by several months of treatments, including a
double mastectomy, she was deemed cancer-free in December 2011.
have become friends with some very brave women who I wouldn’t have
met if not for the common bond we all share - breast cancer.” said
Patsy. “I think that’s what Bust
a Move is all about:
surrounding yourself with a positive community of people who are
focused on a common goal – better breast health in Nova Scotia.
This is a goal we are so close to reaching with the new Breast Health
at the IWK Health Centre, the new Breast Health Centre offers a
holistic approach to breast health. Patients will benefit from a
collaborative environment as physicians, nurses, specialists,
technologists and oncologists come together to offer the best
patient-focused care possible.
Breast Health Centre is a wonderful example of what important
partnerships can accomplish. Together, the IWK, Capital Health, IWK
Foundation, QEII Foundation and Bust a Move teams have
worked tirelessly toward a shared vision for a world class Breast
Health Centre right here at home,” said Anne McGuire, president and
CEO of the IWK Health Centre.
“Through our collaborative Breast
Health Centre, the IWK and Capital Health will continue to integrate
state-of-the-art technology, groundbreaking research, innovative
healthcare treatment, globally renowned doctors and specialists, and
teaching in a way that means the best care to women and families.”
power of the local breast health movement has been embraced beyond
Halifax, across the country, to the other side of the world. With
Australia joining five other Canadian cities, Bust
a Move has grown from a
local dream to a thriving, international phenomenon.
a Move is a true example
of the power of our community. The Breast Health Centre exists
because participants and donors believed in the possibility and
joined the movement,” says Bill Bean, president and CEO of the QEII
Foundation. “While we are sad to retire Bust
a Move as an event, we
are looking forward to going out on a high note on March 22, 2014. We
invite anyone who wants to join us to help us finish this Breast
Health Centre. It will be the best event yet.”
register for the event on March 22, 2014 at the Canada Games Centre
or to donate to the Breast Health Centre visit: bustamove.ca