Breast Cancer. Chances are, you know someone who has battled this horrible disease. Maybe you yourself are fighting that fight.
When I was very young, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was so young that my dad sat with me and my siblings and said, “Mommy has a plant growing inside of her chest that is making her sick.” I was so young, that I was careful not to swallow my watermelon seeds, because I thought for sure that that is how that plant grew inside of her (No joke, it was really terrifying). I remember the treatments that doctors gave her made her seem even more sick. After about a year, my Mom won her battle with cancer. She will always be the strongest woman I know… I dare say, that she is stronger than any of my teammates.
In October, I skated in honor of my mother aka “Momma Bex”, in our Bout For Boobies, A Tough Enough To Wear Pink Event. As a league, Crossroads City Derby raised a total of $4,000 for cancer research – $2,000 went to Cowboys for Cancer Research, and the other $2,000 went to the American Cancer Society/NM Division. Needles to say our bout was a success, and that meant more to us than who won or lost. However, the Motorboaters won big over the Wonderbrawlers.
The night was full of thrills and spills, but any beating we took on the track as derby athletes didn’t compare to the battle that many women, and men fight against breast cancer. When it was all said and done, it felt good to know that we can make a difference, while doing what we love.
We will keep fighting until there is a cure! Check out pics from the event here.
-Rx Bex 30mg