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Everyday Changemakers: Jen Fisher’s Story

Jen Fisher found a small “almost undetectable” lump during a routine breast check. She saw her doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2016. At 40 years old, Jen had not yet had her first mammogram. (Bright Pink aligns with a majority of cancer organizations that recommend women begin mammograms at age 40 or earlier if you have a first-degree relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50. Read more here.)

“I think for me the last thing that I thought of at my age was that I could get breast cancer”

She credits her support system for getting her through the journey; her husband, her family, and her coworkers at Deloitte LLP. Jen is the National Managing Director of Well-being at Deloitte LLP; in fact, that’s how she learned about Bright Pink.

Janet Foutty, the CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a breast cancer survivor herself, introduced Jen to Bright Pink. Jen feels fortunate to have had the support of the Deloitte community throughout her journey, and today, feels a renewed sense of purpose in her role as a well-being leader.

“Deloitte is a changemaker because of our innovative approach to well-being. We really believe that as an organization we want to be there through the life journey of our people or for the unexpected, like being diagnosed with breast cancer.”

We’re grateful for Jen’s commitment to spread Bright Pink’s message to the Deloitte community and beyond. By turning her story into something positive and informative for other women, she’s also a changemaker in our eyes.

Learn more about Jen’s inspiring story below. And join Deloitte in support of Bright Pink’s work at ChangeMakers on September 27 in Chicago.

 

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Coming Together Through Crossfit to Save Lives: The Girls Gone RX Story

We have so many amazing people and organizations that put time and effort into fundraising to make what we do at Bright Pink possible, but the women who lead and participate in Girls Gone Rx are definitely among the most inspiring.

Girls Gone Rx athletes fundraise to compete in intense crossfit competitions across the country in support of Bright Pink’s mission. And so far this year, they have raised $80,000! Their hard work and dedication works to help Bright Pink educate women to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health.

Lindsey Marcelli and her mother, Linda

“We wanted to do something that showcased women’s strengths and weaknesses, because those are the two most important parts of battling something like cancer.”–Girls Gone RX Founder, Lindsey Marcelli

This powerful movement of women lifting for good started in 2012 with Girls Gone Rx founder, Lindsey Marcelli. Motivated by her own mother’s courageous journey with breast cancer, Marcelli wanted to create a way to inspire other women to feel strong and confident while raising money to help educate and empower young women.

“This team building event helps women learn to fight through obstacles and overcome them while learning to be strong, confident and fearless.”

Girls Gone Rx 2 Competition

The team-based crossfit competitions started at Lindsey’s own gym, Crossfit Eminence in Thornton, Colorado, and now has events all across the United States, Canada and Sweden.

In 2015, Bright Pink proudly became the beneficiary of Girls Gone Rx’s powerhouse fundraising efforts.

At U.S. events, a portion of each team’s registration fees benefit Bright Pink; but it doesn’t stop there. The competing teams of three are then incentivized to fundraise for Bright Pink because it makes up a portion of their overall competition score. Fundraising efforts and performance scores are then combined, and the winning team receives exclusive prizes.

“Each event and each workout is designed for women to come together and overcome something they perhaps didn’t think was possible.”

Girls Gone Rx Competition

A Girls Gone Rx event is a unique and powerful experience. The athletes who partake in Girls Gone Rx competitions are strong and inspiring whether they’re in the gym competing or out in the world.

“Everyone involved in the events, from judges to volunteers to vendors and athletes, are committed to the cause. This is not just another competition – it’s an energy-fueled event built on a shared belief in supporting something greater than ourselves.”

Girls Gone Rx athletes jumping

Think you have what it takes to join them? Visit GirlsGoneRx.com to register for an event near you today!

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