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Lauren Kassamali

Our Vision: Quality breast health care for all and an improved quality of life post diagnosis through fitness.

My Why

Every person has a #RightToKnow if they have breast cancer. Every person deserves to live a healthy, fulfilled life. Barbells for Boobs connects people with resources to get screened and get access to fitness post diagnosis. Thank you for supporting my why.

My Achievements

Fundraise $120

Fundraise $480

Fundraise $1200

Self Donation

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My Reason for Fundraising

Monday 8th Oct
When I started CrossFit, I never imagined it would play a role in saving my life. During the 2013 CrossFit Open, I felt a pain in my left breast while doing burpees. After being told by 3 doctors I was too young, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25 years old. We jumped right into 6 months of chemotherapy followed by a bilateral mastectomy, 1 year of infusions, and 10 years of maintenance therapy. 
 
Continuing to stay active during treatment made a massive difference in the way I felt, physically and emotionally. It provided a sense of normalcy in an otherwise very-not-normal situation. It got me out of the house and allowed me to see my friends daily; gave me goals to constantly push toward; and provided a safe place to cheer, laugh, cry, or whatever else I happened to feel that day without any judgement. The support system from not only my gym, but gyms in the area, Barbells for Boobs, and CrossFit as an organization was felt throughout my treatment. 
 
My goal this year is to provide the same experience for other individuals battling and recovering from breast cancer. In the past, I’ve fundraised for Barbells for Boobs to provide people the Right To Know (RTK) if they’re living with breast cancer - an obviously worthy purpose. But this year, I’m partnering with Barbells for Boobs to specifically fundraise for their Resources After Diagnosis (RAD) program. Like me, RAD believes that fitness and wellness should be a part of the treatment plan. Through this fundraising (as well as a grant from CrossFit Foundation), they're able to provide diagnosed individuals with a scholarship to a CrossFit gym. 
 
Ali and I will be matching up to $5,000 worth of donations, with a goal of raising a total of $10,000. Every little donation helps us reach our goal so we’d so appreciate your support.
Thank you to my Donors

$284

Florida Top Dog All-stars

GOD IS GOOD! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TESTIMONY WITH OTHERS. THIS IS WHAT WE RAISED IN OUR THINK PINK WEEK!!!

$124.80

Claire And Dedrick Paul

Such a great cause! XO

$4.88k

Ali & Lauren Kassamali

Remainder of our $5k match - thank you to all who helped us get here!!!

$415

Kristi Cronin

$59.28

Meagan Taylor

$120

Diana Pritchard

Such a great cause. Thanks for leading the charge! Xoxo

$124.80

Meghan & Matt Dixon

You are a rockstar! Thank you for being an inspiration for myself and other young women!

$26

Kelly Sergent

$41.60

Marni Feldman

💜🎀

$104

Steve Briggs

$52

Meltecia Fuller

As a 5 year Breast Cancer Survivor myself, I'm all for supporting you with this fundraiser. Praying that the goal you have set far exceeds itself.

$515

Garret Rutherford

$815

Steve Maginn

$750

Nasir And Nargis

For life!!! and for the gift of Thea.

$124.80

Cayson, Arya, And Ezra Javery

We love you!

$50

Paz Chandra

Love you. Subhas, Pachy and Tristan.

$1.02k

Richard

Good luck Lauren! I know you will make your goal!

$360

Rick & Gaile Fortier

Celebrating 5 years with you!

$124.80

Bret Anderson

$26

Diana Broman

$75

Janna Abraham

So proud of you, Lauren! ❤️

$124.80

Bonnie And Steve Hutton

You’re an inspiration to all of us!

$124.80

Liz Hutton

You're a rockstar. <3

$124.80

Tara Butler

$124.80

James & Heather Coyle

Great job Lauren!

$120

Lauren Kassamali

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