Residents invited to lift ‘Barbells for Boobs’ on Saturday in Crestview


Chloe Collinsworth and Mark Purcell invite residents to work out while raising funds for breast cancer detection during the "Barbells for Boobs" fundraiser on Saturday morning at the CrossFit Crestview.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 04:25 PM.

CRESTVIEW — If area residents want to get a workout while raising funds for breast cancer detection, then CrossFit Crestview is the place to be Saturday morning.

Visit the Barbells for Boobs CrossFit site to make a donation.

The Shoffner Boulevard facility will host its first Barbells for Boobs fundraiser from which all proceeds will fund breast cancer detection.

 "(Barbells for Boobs) is a non-profit organization which provides mammograms," event organizer Chloe Collinsworth said. "The sooner you can detect (breast cancer), the better chance you have at preventing it."

 Through the Mammograms in Action grant program, the organization funds mammograms for men and women who can’t afford them.  A mammogram, an X-ray of the breast, typically costs $80, Collinsworth said. 

Collinsworth, a CrossFit member whose grandmother, Gwen Green, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, is actively involved in raising awareness.

"She is the inspiration for what I do," Collinsworth said, adding her grandmother soon will receive chemotherapy treatments for the cancer, which has spread to her bones.

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