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the antidote is in the venom - Shape Your Life Fundraising Event, June 26th in Toronto

June 17th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

Thanks to our friends in Tomboyfriend for letting us know about “the antidote is the venom”, an awesome fundraiser for Shape Your Life happening in Toronto on June 26th.

Featuring Ivan E. Coyote, Sasha Van BonBon, Tomboyfriend, DJ Holly Rock, and the Newsgirls boxers.

Here’s the info from the organizers:

Please help us kick off PRIDE week by joining us for a very special fundraising event starring Ivan E. Coyote, Sasha Van BonBon, Tomboyfriend and some of the Newsgirls boxers. Following the show, DJ Holly Rock will be spinning until the early morning. For one night only, the Newsgirls Boxing Gym will be turned into a theatre/dance hall. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm, dancing starts around 10pm. This fundraiser is in support of the Shape Your Life program. Shape Your Life is a recreational boxing program for women and trans people who self-identify as survivors of violence. Shape Your Life is based on the premise that physical exercise and sports can help our minds and bodies heal from the impact of violence and abuse. Being part of an empowering fitness environment can improve self-esteem and encourage positive changes in our lives. Survivors have a right to express the anger they feel at the injustices in their lives in ways that are positive and safe. Exploring healthy aggression in a safe space can help us express ourselves and build confidence. Boxing can help us get in touch with how strong we already are and contribute to building futures that are free of violence. This is an accessible, licensed event (19+), and food is available at the venue. Tickets will be available starting May 17th, at Good For Her and the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym. Get your tickets early, they are expected to sell out. Advanced tickets: $25 Door tickets: $30 Entry after 11pm (no advanced tickets, available): $15

Click here for more info on the event or to RSVP. If you’d like to find out more about Shape Your Life, click here.

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