By Lindsay Spolan Pinchuk, Founder + CEO, Bump Club and Beyond
I hate to say this, but it feels like lately everyone I know has been impacted by breast (or another form) of cancer. My friends and I often find ourselves in conversations over dinner asking: What the F is going on?
As a company dedicated to women and mothers, it is incredibly important to me to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to raise awareness of various health issues we face. This includes breast cancer. Last month we hosted a very informative Facebook Live with Dr. Anna Katz, Breast Oncologist, and my dear friend, Beth Levy, who is currently undergoing treatments for breast cancer. (Part 1 and Part 2) This is an ongoing conversation and one we will continue to have with all of you. With October and Breast Cancer Awareness month around the corner, it is important to me and BCB that we continue to educate and inform you, our amazing audience, ways that you can be proactive in your health decisions.
On September 30th Bump Club and Beyond will be hosting our THIRD Shred415 City v. ‘Burbs Faceoff in the Chicagoland area, but this time it’s going to be a little different. We are working to support THREE amazing organizations (and pending 5013 (c)s) who are doing their part to support women and raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancers.
Come join us for an amazing workout (or you can donate) to support these three organizations. The participants at the studio who raises the most money for their organization will not only get a free Shred415 class, but BCB will donate an extra $500 to their benefitting organization.
DEERFIELD, IL fundraising will go to BadAss Beth, (5013c pending) Our mission is to provide funding and support to young woman that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, tested positive for the BRCA gene, or have a family history that leaves them more susceptible to breast cancer. We focus on providing money to fund early mammograms, BRCA testing, egg retrieval and storage after a diagnosis or before treatment, reconstructive breast surgery, and other ancillary needs not covered by insurance to help woman in their BADASS journey.
HINSDALE, IL fundraising will go to Mommy & Me Warrior Supply Packs, honoring and remembering Miss Lauren from Bubbles Academy. It was her goal to support fellow new and expectant moms going through chemo and this organization is now up and running.
LINCOLN PARK fundraising will go to BrightPink, a national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals.
Childcare is available!
I can’t wait to see so many of you on the decks and treads for this awesome event.