October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Many members of our community have experienced first hand the horrors of Breast Cancer, while most everyone has known someone first hand who has undergone this battle. Regardless, we are on board with the idea of spreading the word to educate women about early detection. Some women CANNOT AFFORD A MAMMOGRAM, we are partnering with a well known CrossFit fundraiser called Barbell for Boobs to help raise money for mammograms for those that can’t afford one. Here’s the team link, http://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/fundraise/team?ftid=25139. We will be hosting our Barbell for Boobs fundraiser on October 26th at KCFN. “Grace” 30 clean and Jerks, 95/135#.
There are many great resources to educate women on Breast Cancer, and encourage women to have mammograms and physicals. Here’s a link that discusses some risk factors, and potential preventative measures. Interesting, they mention physical fitness and nutrition as being important. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors