Get walking for CARE Australia!
International Women’s Day is coming up and this year I will be taking part in CARE Australia’s “Walk in Her Shoes challenge”.
Participants of this challenge walk 25, 50 or 100 km to raise funds toward vital CARE projects that help reduce the distance women and girls in poor communities have to walk every day. I have signed up to the 50 km challenge which equates to about 10,000 steps a day.
The Walk in Her Shoes challenge takes place 16-22 March 2015. I encourage you to register individually or join as a team with you friends and colleagues to raise money for women and girls in developing countries.
For more info, please visit http://www.walkinhershoes.org.au
What a fantastic start to the year. One thing to note at Boxing Betty is that almost every week, there is always something to celebrate and thats why every week, the workouts are different. For instance, we’ve had several ‘special editions’ including Australia Day and Valentine’s Day (or anti- Valentines day as it seemed due to the tough workout ha ha).
An upcoming event worth celebrating is International Women’s Day which is celebrated every year on 8th March. This year will be Boxing Betty’s first International Women’s Day and we will be celebrating on Saturday 7th March at our usual spot in Central Park, Sydney.
International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, social, political achievements of women in the past, present and future. This year’s theme is #makeithappen. If I relate this event to boxing, I can proudly say that we have come a long way as boxing has always been viewed as a male sport or ‘unlady like’.
There are now a lot of professional female boxers and a classes and bootcamp just like Boxing Betty. Women were finally allowed to box for the first time during the 2012 Summer Olympics, producing the world’s first 12 female Olympic medalist boxers. 2012?!?! Yes that was only 3 years ago.
Boxing Betty runs regular classes on Tuesday and Saturday but I urge you to come to the one on 7th March as a must if you cannot make regular classes. There will be prizes, lot of fun and of course sweating!
Please come on the day wearing purple which is the colour of International Women’s Day. Proceeds of the day will go to #whiteribbon. White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women.
- When: Saturday 7th March
- Location: Chippendale Green Park (behind Central Park Mall)
- Cost: $10
- What to bring: Towel, water, cotton inners and wear purple
See you there!!!