By: Kevin Ostrander
Mark your calendars folks! We will be holding our Barbells for Boobs fundraiser on October 24th. Everyone that plans to participate needs to join our team on the official fundraising website. Our team goal has been set at $7,500. There is plenty of time to raise funds, our goal is lofty but let’s do all we can! I am secretly hoping to beat last year’s fundraising which was just over $11,000.00.
In 2009, the first Barbells for Boobs event was held in a parking lot in Corona Del Mar with 60 athletes from 3 local CrossFit affiliates. Since then, Barbells for Boobs has grown exponentially and now involves more than 45,000 participants across 1300 affiliates in 23 countries!
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. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.
We at LGCF have breast cancer survivors and many people who have been affected by the disease. You don’t have to participate in the event to raise money. Anyone can join our team or donate. Start asking friends, co-workers, and family members to donate for this great cause.
From there you can send your page to as many people as you know… (all those facebook friends and such) and they can help you raise money. If you raise $80, which covers one mammogram, they send you a support team t-shirt.