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12 Labours and Barbells for Boobs

CrossFit is a major pillar for promoting and preaching a healthy lifestyle. We workout on a daily basis, stress proper nutrition, and are passionate about living a balanced life. There are, however chances of problems along the way. Injury and illness are the most major. One form of ailment, cancer, is known all too well for many.

Whether you’ve been personally affected, or have a friend or family member who has battled cancer; it’s tougher than any WOD we’ll ever do. Through early detection, treatment and support, many are able to fight valiantly in the face of this illness. “Barbells for Boobs” is dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer while also helping individuals gain access to testing and treatment centers.

According to the Barbells for Boobs website, nearly 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer within their lifetime and nearly 7% of them will be under 40 years old.

The grant program within Barbells for Boobs provides funding to breast centers nationally as a resource for thousands of men and women who do not qualify for government funding or other charitable resources in the detection of breast cancer.

And with any sort of detection program, the earlier, the better- more treatment options and lower chances for a more serious problem to occur.

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This program thrives off of athletes young and old who workout for the Barbells for Boobs cause. Each team has a fundraising page and is able to raise money for the program- leading up to the culminating workout.

The 12 Labours team is ready for this year! Similar to previous years, we have a team page and will be hosting the workout for our gym. Everyone is encouraged to attend on Saturday Oct. 11 at BWI district. The workouts will be "Helen Meets Grace" or "Amazing Grace", your choice.

More event information will be included as we get closer to the date but here’s what you need to know now:

Barbells for Boobs Event: Oct 11 @ BWI District

9 AM-12 PM

Please register on our team page and get ready to raise awareness for a great cause!