I hope your week is going well. I’ve got a few things I’ve been working on posts for, but seeing as it is now October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share with you something awesome we are doing through our CrossFit, CrossFit 70. We are hosting a Barbells for Boobs fundraising event on October 19th. Our goal as a team is to raise a total of $800, enough to pay for 10 mammograms. On October 19th we will come together and perform the workout “Grace” which is 30 Clean & Jerks for time.
Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere.
From the Website:
Zionna Munoz founded Barbells for Boobs in 2009 after her best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26. Because of her young age, the doctors advised her to simply come back when she was 40. Due to her persistence at being screened it was discovered that she had Stage 0 (DCIS) breast cancer. It was in part her friend’s strong survivor spirit along with the challenges that she faced in accessing breast health care services that inspired Zionna to create Barbells for Boobs and the Mammograms In Action Grant Program as a proactive voice and supportive resource in the fight against breast cancer.
This is personal for me.
When we hear about a cancer diagnosis we often show a sense of empathy and move on with our lives. I was that person… Until I got the phone call from my mom that my Aunt had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My reaction was no longer just “How Sad” but a desparate “Is She going to be ok?” At that moment it became personal.
There were ups and downs and many scary moments, but my aunt is the most brave and courageous woman I know. She fought through surgery and chemo. That bout with cancer went into remission but is now fighting a different cancer battle.
Before this the thought of early detection or finding a cure never crossed my radar. Now I’ve seen the impact this disease can have on families first hand, so early detection and finding a cure means so much more to me.
The earlier you detect cancer the better chance you have at beating it. Unfortunately not everyone has access to the type of screenings needed to detect cancer. Thats where you come in!
By donating to my Barbells for Boobs Fundraiser you can help provide mammograms to people who wouldn’t have the opportunity to have them otherwise.
One Mammogram through Mammograms in Action cost $80. Even if you can’t donate a full $80 every dollar counts.
Why am I working as a Support Team Member for Barbells for Boobs?? So that I can raise funds to provide breast cancer screening services to women and men in need… regardless of their age or ability to pay. Now, you can help too! Because breast cancer doesn’t care if you’re under 40, but we do!
Here’s what you can do:
You can help by making a donation of any amount, but every $80 provides ONE mammogram to someone in need.
The process is fast, easy, and secure. Any support you can provide means the possibility of LIVES SAVED!
If you can’t make a donation right now, please help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter, or even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!
Thanks so much for your generosity and your interest in helping us SAVE A PAIR. SAVE A LIFE.
Have you ever done a workout in honor or memory of someone?
Will you help me reach my goal?
3 thoughts on “Barbells For Boobs”
Love this! We’re doing Barbells for Boobs on the 12th and I’m excited to do it again this year. 🙂 Good luck!
Such a cool cause, I hope to participate this year. My sister is in surgery this very moment having a double mastectomy at age 30 since she detected the BRCA1 gene this year. This affects so many — best of luck with fundraising!
I love running races for a cause. I actually registered for one this month. It’s a local race that benefits Breast Cancer Awareness. 🙂