I discovered Barbell for Boobs in July 2014 at the crossfit games in California. I went as a spectator and I remember when I went to their booth how awesome I thought their mission plan was and it’s only continued to grow since then. I had no idea 3 years later I would be diagnosed with two breast cancers.
Barbells for boobs helps women get back into the gym after breast cancer and improve the standard of care in breast health. Something people don’t discuss is that young women are diagnosed with breast cancer and because it’s not the normal some of these women are not getting the care they need. Early detection saves lives and women shouldn’t be turned away from receiving mammograms based on their age.
This October was hard for me, it was my 3rd October since my original diagnosis but it was my first October since one of my breast cancers progressed to stage 4. Since breast cancer is a daily part of my life I wanted to continue breast cancer awareness beyond October. This is why I started a fundraising page for Barbells for Boobs. As the holiday season starts kicking off I want to say even a $1 donation will help. I ask you to consider donating to my page. I will be including the link to my page below as well as Barbell for Boobs site where you can see how they use the donations they receive. Zionna, the founder, just started a podcast which discusses what the organization does and has been interviewing survivors to share their stories. If you like podcasts the link is below as well.
My fundraising page https://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/fundraiser/kristin-lonergan
Barbells for Boobs page http://barbellsforboobs.org
Behind the Bra Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-bra/id1481007667