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"Boxing for Boobies" Aims to Knock Out Breast Cancer

CKO Kickboxing Seattle will hold a Cardio Kickboxing Benefit for the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m

Fitness enthusiasts will have a unique fundraising opportunity in Oct. to raise money for breast cancer research in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

CKO Kickboxing Seattle will hold a Cardio Kickboxing Benefit for the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

CKO Seattle will host a special 90-minute Cardio Kickboxing Class appropriately named “Boxing for Boobies” to honor and raise money for those fighting breast cancer.

“We have 69 heavy bags in our gym and my goal is to have a boxer on every bag,” said Jessica Renon, owner of CKO Kickboxing Seattle.

Participants pay $35 for a tee shirt, a pair of black and pink gloves, and an hour and a half “fight” against a heavy bag.

“The event is a great opportunity for participants to do something good for others while also doing something that’s good for their own health,” said Renon, “Many have walked, and many more have run, but it is time we finally stand up and punch cancer right in the face.”

For each boxer, CKO Kickboxing will make a donation to Susan G. Komen Puget Sound.CKO is also asking those who have enrolled to enlist their friends, family, coworkers, and employers to be in their corner by donating to the cause in their name.

“No experience, no problem,” said Renon, “the “Boxing for Boobies” class is suitable for beginners and all athletic backgrounds as participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.”

The class will be led by Garett and Jessica Renon, who said it is guaranteed to be an extremely fun and highly energetic workout.Additionally, businesses can sponsor a bag for $250 and rack (six bags) for $1000. The sponsor’s company logo will be displayed above the bag during the class.

CKO Kickboxing is a non-contact cardio kickboxing gym that specializes in conducting highly effective and efficient classes that shred fat and tone muscle. CKO is located at 15901 Westminster Way in Shoreline.

Sign-ups are on Active.com; donations for Susan G. Komen are being received at the gym and via Active Giving. Follow the event on twitter at @Box4Boobies.

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