Old School vs. New School
Saturday, September 2, 2023
East Profession Center
1349 E 79th St, Cleveland, OH 44103
As a unique way to raising awareness of the impact of cancer while encouraging early detection, My Sister's Keeper is hosting it's first Cheer Against Cancer Competition.
This competition puts "new school" cheer teams against a team of more seasoned competitors, "old school". All high school cheer teams, churches, sororities, corporations, and any other organized group are welcome to compete.
Who will take home the trophy and earn their bragging rights?
Pull your team together and put your best foot forward all in the name of cancer prevention.
Team classifications are as follows:
Old school – Teams where at least 75% of squad participants are 30 years of age or older.
New school – Teams where 75% of squad participants are 29 years of age or younger.
ROUND 1 - CHEER ROUND: TEAM SPIRIT
In this round teams are required to showcase a crowd winning cheer that best represents their squad.
ROUND 2 – PINK OUT: CANCER THEME
Routines are required to focus on cancer (awareness/prevention) as a theme.
Creativity is absolutely encouraged.
Disclaimer: Pink represents the sisterhood formed within My Sister’s Keeper not breast cancer.
FINAL ROUND: FACE OFF
(OLD SCHOOL VS. NEW SCHOOL):
The highest-ranking old school and new school teams
go head-to-head to claim the title.
The theme of this round focuses on your team and why they should win the title.
What is a Boobie Shower?A Boobie Shower are gatherings to recognize women who are scheduled for or recently had a surgical procedure to alter their breast. This includes lumpectomies, mastectomies, implants, etc. The Boobie Shower is designed to help prepare women for their upcoming surgery and ultimately celebrate her "new boobs". Similar to baby or wedding showers, a Boobie Shower is a forum to prepare loved ones for an upcoming transformation in life. When diagnosed with Breast Cancer, reconstruction has been one of the most stressful ordeals that alters who we are in more ways than imagined. These women are not undergoing surgery because they want to but because they have to in order to become cancer-free and/or to reduce reoccurrence. 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Any cancer diagnosis can cause extreme emotional, physical, and mental distress due to the many phases of transformation experienced. Moreover, women diagnosed with breast cancer may have surgery as part of their treatment plan to remove breast tissue (lumpectomy, mastectomy, etc.) and/or cancerous breast tissue and may choose breast reconstruction surgery to rebuild the shape and look of the breast (DIEP Flap, implants, etc.). A cancer diagnosis, overall, can cause a sense of uncertainly and fear. These stresses may lead to additional health related conditions such as anxiety, depression, etc. that impacts the overall healing process and motivation to be healed. The goal of these showers is to help prepare women for their upcoming procedure and shower them with gifts to help in this regard and to shower them with love and support.
What are potential gifts for a Boobie Shower?Suitable gifts for a Boobie Shower are tools and resources to allow the honoree to rest and heal. Potential gifts are as follows: Cash - to help with bills while on medical leave. Gift Cards - Uber Eats, lingerie or clothing stores. Honoree will have limited mobility and unable to cook. Will need new tops and bras to compliment new boobs. Volunteer to take out trash, complete yard work, or clean home during the time she is healing. Other suggestions can be found on our Amazon List.