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Organization FAQ

Barbells for Boobs ® is a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. We Fundraise. We Detect. We Save.

Yes, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization. Our Tax ID is 27-2027629.

The “Barbell” is truly the metaphorical and literal root of our organization.  It started in 2009 with Z (our Founder) picking it up, and lifting it above her head 30 times alongside 60 of her friends to start this amazing movement, the organization 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.”

Inspired by athletes everywhere, local communities come together to raise funds for our nationwide grant program. This program was developed by Barbells for Boobs to provide critical funding to breast centers nationally as a resource for thousands of men and women who do not qualify for government funding or charitable resources in the detection of breast cancer. 100% of the grant funds allocated go to direct services, there are no administrative fees connected to our grants. We currently have funding available in many states across the U.S. (as well as Washington DC) with our ultimate goal being that we allocate funds to facilities and/or organizations in the same state as where the funds are raised. For a list of these funding areas, please click here.

We are neither a treatment provider nor a medical provider of any kind. Should a patient receive a malignant diagnosis through our funding, our grantees will ensure they are navigated to an appropriate treatment support program, although our funding does not cover the costs of treatment. Any issues pertaining to treatment should be reviewed and discussed with the patient’s physician. If someone is in need of treatment support, we are happy to share any information on resources we trust that might be able to provide assistance.

Barbells for Boobs is committed to being a proactive voice in early detection and provider of resources to those that typically would not have access to screening and diagnostic procedures. If you’re looking to find a breast health service and perhaps don’t know where to begin, how to find a local resource, or if there is funding through our grant program in your community to support you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Use the Get Screened Form on our website and our team will assist you with providing information on resources in your area.

No. All funds collected from Barbells for Boobs events will contribute to support our nationwide grant program. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

Barbells for Boobs has been able to successfully provide detection services in many states across the U.S. Our impact has not only raised awareness of the incidence of breast cancer under the age of 40, it has also provided resources to those that typically would not have access to the necessary screening and diagnostic procedures to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.  

For the most current details on the impact from our work, including the number of individuals served, procedures provided and cases of breast cancer detected, please click here.  We are proud of the impact we have made already and will continue to grow our reach and fundraising efforts every year with the help of our wonderful supporters around the world.

We love all of the great ideas to support our organization and are grateful to collaborate with many companies to raise additional funds.  Please reach out to us directly here with your inquiry and we will be happy to respond with the appropriate process and guidelines for your request!

Fundraising FAQ

Please click here to get started! You can begin by first creating your own fundraising page. Then build or join a team. You can invites others to join your team as well. Finally spread the word about your fundraising efforts to anyone interested in donation to support our cause and in turn you earn sweet sweet rewards. It’s that simple!

Anyone can host or participate in a Barbells for Boobs event!  But if you plan to do a CrossFit workout as your fundraising activity, you do need to be a licensed CrossFit Affiliate.  But the options are endless, so let us know if you need any help with ideas on what type of event to host.  Give us a call or drop us a note, we’ll put our heads together.

We realize October is quite a popular month to host an event in support of breast cancer.  But as far as we’re concerned, you’re welcome to host an event any day of the year, since we provide support for the detection of breast cancer all year round!

Click Here to get started.

There is no participation fee to create a Barbells for Boobs fundraiser or to participate in any Barbells for Boobs fundraising event.

We developed our fundraising approach to allow anyone to create and participate in Barbells for Boobs fundraising events without a registration fee, so a t-shirt is not included if you participate. But we do believe in incentives, so with the help of our amazing partners, we’ve built a cool Rewards program (click here for more info).

Any individuals that raise $80 or more on their fundraising page –representing the estimated cost to provide ONE person with the RIGHT to KNOW if they are living with breast cancer – we will send you a signature Barbells for Boobs Support Team t-shirt, provided by Reebok.

This is our way of thanking you for your commitment to helping us fulfill our mission:  FUNDRAISE. DETECT. SAVE.

Barbells for Boobs events are trademarked and designed to support our organization with a specific mission to fund early detection services for those in need. All net proceeds from these fundraising events are to be donated back to the Barbells for Boobs Grant Program. Of course, we encourage you to work with any non-profit organizations that you believe in and help to make a positive impact in the world, just not through Barbells for Boobs specific fundraisers.

International FAQ

YES!  We are excited to grow our program reach to support the detection needs of individuals outside the United States beginning with Australia!  

100% of every dollar raised in Australia in 2014 will be put right back into Australia through our international grant program expansion.  Our mission remains the same:  to support early detection services for women and men in need, with an emphasis on those under 40.  The announcement of the complete grant amount and beneficiary partner will be made in early 2015.

Barbells for Boobs is currently a registered 501(c)3 organization in the United States and is working towards expanding our non-profit status in other countries as we grow our international reach.

The process is the same for all Barbells for Boobs fundraising activities. Click here to register and create your fundraising page, then start telling your friends, family co-workers about how they can help you support our cause.  All funds will be allocated to our domestic program (with the exception of Australia) until we are able to further our reach and global non-profit status. 

We’re fortunate to have great partners that support us by providing cool rewards for your fundraising efforts. For any individuals raising $80 or more on their fundraising page – representing the estimated cost to provide ONE person with the RIGHT to KNOW if they are living with breast cancer – we will send you a signature Barbells for Boobs Support Team t-shirt, provided by Reebok. This is our way of thanking you for your commitment to helping us fulfill our mission: FUNDRAISE. DETECT. SAVE.

Any domestic fundraising efforts will continue to support our grant program here in the United States.  We currently have funding available in many states across the country.  For a list of these funding areas, please click here.

If you’re interested in supporting the expansion of our international grant program in Australia you can certainly contribute to the efforts of any fundraising team already based in Australia.  Click here to search for a CrossFit affiliate team hosting an event in Australia – join their fundraising team or simply donate to their fundraising page directly! If you need assistance in finding teams in the Land of Oz, please feel free to contact us directly.

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