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

We build communities that take action in breast cancer.

There is a lack of education about the benefits of physical activity for breast cancer patients and survivors and little access to safe and effective fitness instruction. Health and fitness protocol are currently not part of most breast cancer treatment and survivorship plans.

Our Mission: We want to redefine the standard of care in breast health and improve quality of life post diagnosis. We provide education on the significant benefits of fitness and support to access responsible and safe fitness instruction for those directly impacted by breast cancer. Engaging in consistent physical activity has been proven an effective intervention.

Lander University CrossFit will be hosting our 5th annual “Barbells for Boobs” fundraising event competition on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. Our competition this year will first off, as always, mainly be about raising money and awareness for the early detection of breast cancer, in conjunction with Barbells for Boobs main focus! In 2017 and in 2015, we were South Carolina State Champs for Barbells for Boobs, let’s see if we can raise the flag once more in 2019! In our 4 years participating, we have raised over $11,000 as a group of college students and faculty/staff! We'd love to return as State Champs but more importantly, raise funds and awareness for this organization & for people who need these services. Our goal is to raise over $3,000 once again, but I would love us to raise more than last year and get over $3,500. It's a lofty goal, but with many hands, work is made light!

We need as many students/faculty/staff and community to sign up and join our fundraising page, regardless if you are doing the competition or not!

Also, if you would like to donate monetarily towards our cause rather than join our team we would also LOVE that, check out our team fundraising page:

***Workout/s will be announced soon, but will include the 2020 Open Workout for that week along with our BFB themed workout (Grace will still be involved!)


Individual Rx Male

Individual Rx Female

Individual Scaled Male

Individual Scaled Female

Individual Beginner Male

Individual Beginner Female

Prizes for 1st place Rx & Scaled as well as our biggest prize pack for the MOST FUNDS RAISED on our team page by the day of our event!

Registration is $30 per competitor and includes a sweet new Barbells for Boobs event t-shirt/tank! Sponsors for this event will be posted as they are acquired. If interested in being a sponsor or donating prizes in-kind, please contact Matthew at

Sign-ups will be on EventBrite very soon and local sign-ups will go through our Campus Recreation offices at Lander through Matthew Gilstrap,, 864-388-8313.


  • Occurred Saturday, October 26th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Lander University Crossfit

320 Stanley Ave
Greenwood, SC 29649