Breast Cancer Funds Raised in Leadville
As October comes to an end, it’s time to check in on local efforts to raise money and awareness in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, the pink ribbon goes to the Leadville/Lake County Airport and Crossfit 10-2.
Throughout the month of October the airport crew of Madeline Cressley and Kelsey Godinis have been selling pink airport shirts as part of their “tough enough to wear pink” campaign.
“We then decided to team up with the local Crossfit to participate in the annual ‘Barbells for Boobs’ competition,” explains Cressley.
Their combined efforts will culminate next Saturday, Nov. 4 during the athletic facility’s annual competition. Barbells for Boobs (B4B) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to breast centers and health care facilities since 2010, that is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer.
“Our main objective is to raise awareness and access within our community,” said Cressley. Recent data reveals that 1 in 8 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime 7% will be under the age of 40.
The Crossfit crew comes in with the “staying active” message which is a beneficial part of healthy living. Leadville’s Crossfit 10-2 invites the public to join them on November 4, starting at 8 a.m.
“We will be doing the Crossfit workout ‘Grace’, but we are adding in an EMOM 6 TTB, to prove our dedication to movement,” the group explains on the Crossfit 10-2 Facebook Page. Entry fee will be $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting the B4B charity. There will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize for the fastest times!
Crossfit 10-2 is located at 615 Highway 24 South, and will be open at 8 a.m. For the B4B competition, the first heat will run at 9 a.m. and every 20 minutes after that until Noon. If you are unable to join them this Saturday, but would still like to donate, please go to www.crossfit10-2.com, store tab, then “Barbells for Boobs” donation.