Why I fundraise for Barbells for Boobs:
Diagnosed at the age of 27, I paid for all of my diagnostics tests after being denied services. I was deemed too young and not a risk. I found Crossfit in 2011 and shortly discovered Barbells for Boobs. Their mission is now my mission. No person, regardless of age, sex or financial means should be denied screening services.
Barbells for Boobs story:
Cecy’s Story: The Founder, Z, started the organization when her best friend was denied services after discovering a lump on her breast at the age of 26. Breast cancer is the only cancer that has an age and gender requirement. Z’s mission is to close the gaps in care so that people like Cecy don’t have to battle for diagnostic services. She also has a new found mission to aid those affected by cancer through their survivorship.
To date Barbells for Boobs has raised funds for 23,080 individuals in need, 44,592 procedures provided, and 344 cases of breast cancer have been detected.
We wouldn’t be able to accomplish the work we do without communities like Crossfit Milford. Our fundraising is as unique as our programs. We are not like traditional fundraisers where you pay a fee, run a 5k, and receive a shirt. We host a peer-to-peer platform, and it’s FREE to get started. You just go https://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/team/124598 to start a fundraising page, ask your friends and family to support you by donating to your page.
Rewards: As you collect donations we REWARD you! We start at $80 with a T-shirt, as that is the cost to help one person. We also have a $400, $800, and $1200 reward. All you need is a TEAM CAPTAIN! That person helps the gym host a FUN & EASY fundraiser.