First Annual Breast Cancer Beatdown.
Breast Cancer Beatdown is a fun family-friendly event mixing
a little adrenaline and a lot of passion.
The event includes mini sessions of POUND® Fitness (led by RISE Center’s music therapist and POUND® pro Dawn Sandel),
special guest Alabama Gymnastics head coach Dana Duckworth, an indoor walking track, breast self-exam education,
photo booth/selfie station and kids’ area.
It’s where the community, volunteers and sponsors join together to celebrate
breast cancer survivors and educate women of all ages about the importance of early detection.
What happens at Beatdown?
Choose your level of participation: Rock n’ Roll or Easy Listening
Rock n’ Roll: If you’re ready to dive right in, this inaugural event will feature POUND®, a full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums – a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly fun and effective way of exercising.
Easy Listening: Although POUND is designed for all fitness levels, some days we need a little more mellow. If that’s your speed, there will be a walking path for strolling.
From early detection to available resources, to what the DCH Breast Cancer Fund does for our West Alabama Community, volunteers will be on hand to educate and demonstrate.
When it comes to breast cancer and your health, the more you know the better. For example, we all know that self-exams are important, but we may not know what is normal or what to look for. During Beatdown, trained volunteers will discuss self-exam techniques and best practices for early detection.
Celebrate our survivors’ and their stories through personal testimony and video takes. Each one’s story and the strength they embody is inspiring.
Beatdown gives people with breast cancer, their loved ones, companies and the local community the opportunity to come together, learn, and create change for those living with breast cancer.
Early Detection. Know the Steps!
Early detection is KEY. Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in women. Early detection of breast cancer can save lives and increase treatment options
Know Your Risk
From age to family history and habits, know your risk level and choose the right detection plan with your healthcare provider.
Talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you.
Know What is Normal for You
A baseline screen, routine self-exams, mammograms and physical exams are the best course for early detection.
Make a Routine
Choose a reminder method that best suits your habits and lifestyle to promote regular screening.
Benefits of The DCH Breast Cancer Fund
“Breast cancer can be successfully treated – if it’s found early,” said Dr. Curtis Tucker medical director of radiation oncology at the Manderson Cancer Center. “Unfortunately, many women in this community do not have adequate health insurance and, therefore, do not have access to these basic health services.”