Dear Stiletto Stampede/Boob Camp Participants, Friends and Supporters:
After 8 years of supporting the breast cancer community through a variety of grants, and over 3 years of facilitating Boob Camp, our free wellness program for breast cancer survivors, we have decided to stop operations. We feel the breast cancer community will be best served in the future through the LIVESTRONG @ the YMCA program, which promotes the importance of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. Unlike Boob Camp, their program is available in more than 400 locations nationwide and 6 locations locally, offering convenience and a permanent residency to cancer survivors. Their 12-week program, offered at NO cost, is designed to help improve strength and quality of life, and also focuses on the emotional well-being of the survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
We are delighted that our head Boob Camp trainer, Barbara Fitzpatrick, is a LIVESTRONG @ the YMCA Fitness Instructor and specializes in post breast cancer treatment fitness. She operates out of the Hays Communities YMCA located in Buda and is available for independent training as well through Anytime Fitness and the Y.
We highly recommend the LIVESTRONG YMCA program to any individual who has undergone any breast cancer related treatment. More information can be found here: livestrongymca.org
On behalf of our board, volunteers and trainers, I would like to say thank you to the very generous and open-minded sponsors, donors and participants who’ve supported us over the years. Your kindness affected hundreds of lives – those living with breast cancer, those free of cancer, and the many friends, family members and caretakers who shared in the experience.
In an effort to continue to support the breast cancer community in Austin, we have decided to grant our remaining funds to the following organizations: the Breast Cancer Resource Center, LIVESTRONG @ the YMCA and the Seton Breast Cancer Center. Additionally, our organization will discontinue the Stiletto Stampede fall fundraiser and spring charity mini-golf tournament, Fore! Boobs. Fashionably Pink will continue raising breast cancer awareness through Fashionably Austin.
Again, thank you so very much for your support – and the fantastic memories!
Founder, Stiletto Stampede