On December 14th we’ll be hosting a Barbells For Boobs Fundraiser. This year will be a “A Date with 4 Girls” and you can participate as a team or as an individual. Barbells for Boobs is a fundraiser to help pay for breast cancer detection for those who can’t afford the testing themselves. You and possibly a friend or two will be rolling straight through 4 girls: Karen, Grace, Annie, and Fran. Come have fun and train for a great cause!
When: December 14th at 10am at Wasatch CrossFit North
Who: Everyone in the Utah CrossFit community is invited
How Much: You can donate as much or as little as you want. $30 gets you a sweet t-shirt. To get your shirt you MUST be registered by December 1st. Suggested donation is $20 but for only $10 more you get epic sweetness is a cotton blend which is guaranteed to take your Fran time right down to Rich Froning’s.
Event Director: John Pettijohn 801-643-6774 or AlpineRocket@comcast.net
Want to Learn More? Keep reading!
TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH THE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER, REGARDLESS OF ONE’S AGE, GENDER OR ABILITY TO PAY.
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.
Our 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 saw a critical need in the community for access to breast cancer screening services. To fill the gap in funding available for those services, we formed the Mammograms in Action ® Grant Program (MIA). Through this program, we are able to provide funding and resources nationwide in two impactful ways. First, by providing grants directly to community based breast centers, and secondly though a collaboration with nationally recognized breast health care organizations. All of this is made possible through the fundraising efforts of our supporters around the world.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
“I did not know how large this problem was until my best friend was a part of this statistic.”
- Zionna Hanson, Founder & CEO
Zionna Hanson 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.
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!
“The desire to do something proactive and positive for women and men in need of mammogram screenings and diagnostic procedures, is the only prerequisite.”
- Zionna Hanson, Founder & CEO
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