On Sunday, October 29, Woodmere Fitness Club held its first annual TUFF Goes Pink challenge, a fitness fundraiser to raise awareness for breast cancer and the important work being done by Sharsheret.
TUFF, which stands for “The Ultimate Fit Female,” is Woodmere Fitness Club’s signature boot-camp-style workout utilizing equipment such as boxing bags, Indo-Row machines, ropes, kettle bells, and more.
Shulamith track and field members were on hand to motivate the competitors in the Ultimate Fit Female Challenge. “Our girls were unbelievable!” said track-and-field coach Raina Butler. The students counted repetitions for the competitors and cheered them on to their goals. “Their spirit, decorum, and motivation was just amazing,” Coach Butler said, recounting the inspiring afternoon. “It was really a perfect reflection of what Shulamith represents.”
Shulamith High School was proud to participate in an event with such a meaningful impact on the community. The Tuff Goes Pink event raised about $5,000, with donations still coming in. All proceeds go to Sharsheret, which supports Jewish women with breast cancer and raises awareness for the community.
Women from the Five Towns community gathered to hear inspirational speakers and take part in the fitness challenge. Presenters included Inna Koppel, owner of WFC; Neera Kimmel, a volunteer for Sharsheret; and Yahel Rubin, a cancer survivor who received support from Sharsheret.
The event was well-attended and included many on-site opportunities for donation. A henna booth was set up by Yahel, who donated her henna art to participants in exchange for donations to Sharsheret. Yahel spoke to the women of WFC about her battle with cancer and how she gives back, with her henna designs, to other women with cancer. She wants her henna art to bring smiles and healing into their lives.
The prizes were sponsored by Oh! Nuts, Josh’s Brick Oven Pizza, My Makeup Party, and Lululemon.
“It’s our responsibility as leaders in the health and fitness community to educate our women and raise awareness about diseases which affect women,” said Inna Koppel.
Woodmere Fitness Club is a 100% female-owned-and-operated business, with many fitness outreach programs running in community schools. They have strength and fitness programs for women of all ages and all fitness levels, specializing in working with beginners.
For more information on the Woodmere Fitness Club or to donate to Sharsheret, visit WoodmereFitnessClub.com.