Fitness guru and television personality Richard Simmons took part in Saturday's Bust a Move for Breast Health fundraiser.

Participants had to raise over $1000 in order to take part in the day-long event at the London Convention Centre.

"A lot of the participants have been touched by cancer ,be it directly or by family. And that's why I think the energy level has been just incredible," said Frank Longo, event chair.

Simmons hopes his appearance can lift the spirits of those afflicted with the horrible disease.

"When you have breast get depressed. 'Oh, I don't care about myself anymore and that's why God made me, so I can say wait, hold on, stop in the name of love, you're alive!" exclaimed Simmons to CTV.

The event raised over $1 million for cancer research and care.