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Barbells for Boobs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40.
Inspired by athletes everywhere, local communities come together to fundraise, and help us detect potentially life-threatening breast cancer occurrences.
INSPIRED BY FRIENDSHIP
Barbells for Boobs owes its origins to the friendship between founder Zionna Hanson and Cecy Morales. Only 26 years old at the time, and after finding irregularities in her breasts, Cecy was denied her screening services and advised by medical professionals to simply come back upon turning 40. Not satisfied with this answer, Cecy persisted and insisted on being screened only to finally discover that she was in the midst of stage 0 (DCIS) breast cancer.
“Z” as she is known by her friends, decided that the answers Cecy was given were nowhere near satisfactory. She decided then and there to make it her life’s mission to make sure that this scenario wouldn’t happen again.
Barbells for Boobs was born.
A decidedly unapologetic and relentless voice, whose only purpose is to be an advocate for those who are margin- alized and running out of options, Zionna and our entire team continue to fight and find ways to help and provide resources to those who need them.
Every day, one less woman, one less man, one less athlete is amongst us. Our goal is indeed a lofty one, we aim to achieve the unachievable; to ensure that everyone gets access to detection services.
Until then, Everyone Has A Right to Know.
The “barbell” is truly the metaphorical and literal root of our organization. It started 5 years ago with Z picking it up, and lifting it above her head 30 times alongside 60 of her friends to start this amazing movement, the organi- zation of today. We also know that sometimes one must lift something pretty heavy in order to achieve results! This defines our mission as a fearless organization synonymous with “forward-thinkers” and “life-savers.”
Oh… and yes, Cecy is a SURVIVOR! A thriving, vibrant and dynamic woman, whose very life continues to be our inspiration, every day.