Local gym, brewery sponsor Barbells & Brews for Boobs, Oct. 22
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What: Barbells & Brews for Boobs, a fundraiser for Mammograms in Action.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Where: Crosstraining Fitness of Vail and Vail Brewing Co., Eagle-Vail.
Cost: Donations are accepted when registering for the event; $1 of each beer purchased also goes toward Mammograms in Action.
More information: Register and/or set up a team fundraising page at www.cfvcolorado.com/barbellsandbrews2016.html.
VAIL — Crosstraining Fitness of Vail and Vail Brewing Co. are teaming up with Mammograms in Action, a Southern California-based nonprofit, to host an athletic competition called Barbells & Brews for Boobs to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer, both locally and nationwide.
On Saturday, supporters from throughout the Western Slope and the Vail Valley will gather at Crosstraining Fitness of Vail’s gym and Vail Brewing Co. in Eagle-Vail to complete in a team-style workout and to drink locally-crafted brews
The fitness test will be a three-person team workout, and competitors and spectators alike are encouraged to wear pink. This competitive fitness event will involve people from all levels of fitness and athletic ability.
“The desire to do something proactive and positive for women and men needing better screening, including mammograms, is the only prerequisite,” the organizers report.
The fitness event will begin at 10 a.m., followed by an after-party at Vail Brewing Co. across the parking lot, with $1 from the sale of each beer being donated. DJ Omar will have a live show throughout the event. There will be free beer during the competition for athletes and spectators, as well as a raffle with drawings throughout the day.
Beginning seven years ago with one location on one day, the original Barbells for Boobs event has grown rapidly. It now involves more than 70,000 participants across 1,700 gyms in 23 countries. Last year, Mammograms in Action raised more than $4 million through these events.
“The passion and commitment of this community is incredible, and I know we can make a difference in the breast cancer cause,” said Zionna Munoz, founder and president of Mammograms in Action.
Mammograms in Action is a nonprofit breast cancer organization with the mission to provide funding for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. Through grants to locally based breast centers and breast health care providers, the organization provides funding for diagnostics and biopsy as prescribed by a medical doctor.