How 57 squats can help

BREAST cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia – 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day and cases are on the rise.

That is why the National Breast Cancer Foundation is calling on residents to rise to the challenge this March and complete 57 squats a day for 31 days and raise funds for life-saving breast cancer research.
Taking part in the 57 Squat Challenge, Auburn resident Belinda Kay said it was a way to support her cousin, mother and aunty who have all been diagnosed with breast cancer, with her grandmother already losing her fight against the killer.
A mum of four, Belinda said she also wanted to set a good example for her children and show them it was important to support causes, especially ones which they may be affected by directly one day.
“I am pretty fit already so I will be doing the 57 squats three times a day in tribute to my cousin, mother and aunty,” she said.
“Breast cancer is on the rise and it seems like wherever you turn, you hear of someone else battling the disease.”
In addition to the challenge, Belinda will also be fasting during Ramadan which starts on March 9.
“Every little bit of money raised helps so I will be calling on work colleagues and my wider family to support me during the challenge and I encourage others to get involved,” she said.
To help Belinda in her efforts: