WHAT IS BARBELLS FOR BOOBS?
Barbells for Boobs is a nonprofit breast cancer organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women under the age of 40 and men. BFB believes that everyone has a right to know if they are living with breast cancer.
Barbells for Boobs owes its origins to the friendship between founder Zionna Hanson and Cecy Morales. At 26 years old, Cecy discovered a lump on her breast. She was denied breast screening services by medical professionals and recommended for “mammography at age 40.” Not satisfied, Cecy advocated for her own health. Due to her persistence, she discovered that she was living with breast cancer. Zionna realized the healthcare system failed her friend. From the reality that no one is immune to breast cancer and her passion for health and fitness, Barbells for Boobs was born.
Saturday, October 20th at 9:00a “Helen Meets Grace.”
Workout: Helen (3 rounds of 400m run, 21 KBS @55/35#, 12 pull-ups) AND Grace (30 clean and jerks @ 135/95#). This is a partner workout (same sex or co-ed pairs) with Scaled and Rx divisions. Both partners will run and split the reps however they choose.
We’ll also have a Burpees for Boobs kid’s event, drawing for raffle prizes, and a food truck! Wear pink the day of the event to show your support!
Registration is $60 per team and tickets include event shirts (if registered by October 11th). General registration deadline is October 18th.
WHAT DO THE FUNDS RAISED GO TO?
The Right to Know program provides resources, access, empowerment and funding for the early detection of breast cancer regardless of one’s age, gender, income or insurance status.
The Resources After Diagnosis program provides connection and support post-diagnosis of breast cancer through relevant resources and partners with a focus on fitness and nutrition as a proactive measure in survivorship.
If you cannot participate, but would still like to donate, visit B3 Gym’s Barbells for Boobs fundraising page:
Check out our Facebook event HERE.
Please contact Coach Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries regarding this event and how you can help!