Friday 27 September 2013

Movember Rollathon 2013 Pre-Event Press Release

by Sofie Zambas

On Saturday November 23rd beginning at 9am, Gravity Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be hosting its 2nd Annual 24hr Movember Rollathon; a fundraiser for Prostate cancer research and bringing awareness to men's health.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common health issues in men today. Many of us have known someone to have prostate issues due to poor diets or lack of the essential fruits and vegetables. With Jiu-Jitsu being a male dominated sport, we wanted to give back to the community by raising awareness to prevent these types of health issues.

The Rollathon, in which at least 2 people will be sparring in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for 24hrs, will take place at Gravity BJJ in Surrey BC. Black belts are scheduled to arrive throughout the day, in order to help lighten the load on the 150 people expected to attend the event over the twenty-four hours. There will be raffle prizes given and a special Moustache Strut Off Competition in the evening. Many companies have jumped on board to be sponsors for the event. They include Meerkatsu, Gameness, Oss Gear, Fushida, Gi-Soap, Katana BJJ & Tatami Fightwear.

“Jiu-Jitsu is a sport that changes a lot of lives for the better. It’s an individual sport but without the support of your teammates, there’s no room to grow,” says organizer Sofie Zambas. “Why not build on that camaraderie on a larger scale and make a difference in our community by helping a greater cause?”

November is a competition filled month: November 23rd will be an opportunity to put the competitions aside, make new friends and come together in the BJJ community. The event is open to all schools and associations.

Steve Loeck from Surrey BC says - “My only regret last year, was having other plans that day making my time at the gym too short”

Even if you’re not a BJJ practitioner, you are welcome to come down to the community event and get to know the friendly people at Gravity BJJ. Anyone who has been affected by prostate issues, directly or otherwise, is welcome to come to the event and support the cause. We would love to hear from you!!

A link to our donation page can be found here:

As well as our Facebook page:

And our Event Page Details:

If you would like further information or would like to learn how you can get involved, please contact Sofie Zambas at

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