“When Renae was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer it was very devastating. Having already one family member pass because of cancer, I can not imagine the toll that it placed on my father as well as Renae. When she passed I wanted to eventually have a means to honor her memory and what she did- not only for me, but for so many other people as well. At the time, I didn’t really have a good outlet. However, DVRT & Ultimate Sandbag Training’s success has allowed me to do something to honor that memory. I created pink power sandbags that would be used in honor of my late step-mother.”
Owner and Creator of DVRT training and the Ultimate Sandbag.
About one in eight U.S. women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer in their lifetime — over 260,000 women will be diagnosed with new cases in 2018 alone. But there are also over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Breast cancer touches nearly every one of us in some way or another. Most of us know someone, whether it’s an aunt, mother, cousin, sister, or friend, who has battled breast cancer.
The inspiration to participate in fundraising for October Breast Cancer Awareness month came directly from my involvement with my D.V.R.T. (dynamic variable resistance training) tribe. Similar to my PFS tribe, this company has always been about helping others move better and live healthier happier lives. I have done fundraising for the last two years and wanted to finally bring in to life at PFS.
The organization I decided to partner with is all about prevention of breast cancer. When I discovered their mission statement “…a science-based advocacy organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.” I was thrilled. It reminded me of how we talk about the foundations here at PFS. We try to help humans move better by digging deeper at the issue. We try to find the root cause of mobility or strength issues by looking at breathing mechanics as it relates to ranges of motion. This non-profit is all about informing consumers on how to PREVENT a diagnosis. They are looking at known causes of breast cancer and helping people avoid these things in their day to day life. They have made some great progress with huge corporations like Johnson and Johnson about the legal need to label their products with known causes of breast cancer. Preventing future diagnosis is about knowing what things in your environment and lifestyle contribute to this.
What is the challenge?
We would love for you to get active with us and participate in our “5 minute FINISHER”. You can do this at the end of your workout or after a group class. Every REP is equal to a $0.50 donation.
You will have 5 minutes to complete as many reps as possible.
You can do a power clean to overhead press or a powerclean with a squat. We would love for you to use a sandbag but can choose the implement of choice.
How can I participate?
1. Do you live in Arizona? if so, you can come to our gym next week (Oct 22nd-26th) and jump into one of our Movement Classes for free so you can participate at the end. All of our coaches will be here encouraging members and private clients to participate. Click here for our schedule of classes
2. Do you live out of state or is Scottsdale too far of a drive?
You can film yourself doing the 5-minute challenge and send it in to us via email or post it on our Facebook or send it to our Instagram.
3. What if I just want to donate without doing the challenge?
Team PFS would love for you to contribute to our $1000.00 goal.
Click here to donate through the PFS TEAM.
If you know someone who might be interested in participating or helping us meet our goal donation amount please forward this to them. We look forward to helping you all move for a good cause.
But where are your donations going? Click here to learn about BREAST CANCER PREVENTION PARTNERS