First is Undefeated

Meet the Coalition for Women’s Cancers

The Coalition for Women’s Cancers is a volunteer-based group that aims to be a community of strength and support for women dealing with cancer. One of the group’s most-loved initiatives is a boxing class for cancer survivors. We sat down with some of the incredible women from the Coalition, and talked to them about their stories. We asked them to write a letter addressed to themselves the day they were diagnosed,describing the feelings and the journey they were about to embark on. We call them the ‘Pink Letters’.

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Moira

"Know that your journey will be difficult, but the hard work you will put in after a diagnosis of breast cancer will lead you to a boxing ring and the most empowering fight of your life

Moira

"Know that your journey will be difficult, but the hard work you will put in after a diagnosis of breast cancer will lead you to a boxing ring and the most empowering fight of your life

Francesca

Beating cancer is about taking care of yourself, being connected to a community, celebrating every day."

Francesca

Beating cancer is about taking care of yourself, being connected to a community celebrating every day."

Stacy and Francesca

Lisa

"You will reach out for help and they will embrace and support you throughout your breast cancer journey and together you will beat it

Lisa

"You will reach out for help and they will embrace and support you throughout your breast cancer journey and together you will beat it

Debbie

Believe it or not, at 66 years old, you will find yourself boxing with a group of women you will be proud to call friends, warriors, and fellow Survivors"

Debbie

Believe it or not, at 66 years old, you will find yourself boxing with a group of women you will be proud to call friends, warriors, and fellow Survivors"

Jessica

"Boxing is how you begin to heal emotionally. You’ll take all the anger and frustration from your body’s betrayal and you’ll slam it into that bag

Jessica

"Boxing is how you begin to heal emotionally. You’ll take all the anger and frustration from your body’s betrayal and you’ll slam it into that bag

Michele

I mowed through cancer. Down blasted it out of my life. One more month of chemo, then cancer will be a faded memory, but with pronounced battle scars"

Michele

I mowed through cancer. Down blasted it out of my life. One more month of chemo, then cancer will be a faded memory, but with pronounced battle scars"

Vicki

"You won’t realize it right away but this sport will make you feel the strongest and most confident you have ever been

Vicki

"You won’t realize it right away but this sport will make you feel the strongest and most confident you have ever been

Susie

Your mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. And to do so with passion, compassion, humor and style"

Susie

Your mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. And to do so with passion, compassion, humor and style"

Stacy, one of the Coalition’s newest members

Theresa

"As you go forward, remember one thing: You had cancer, it did not have you

Theresa

"As you go forward, remember one thing: You had cancer, it did not have you

Throughout the month of October, 20% of the proceeds from the above items will be donated to the Coalition, so that these and future women can continue to benefit from the healing and empowering benefits of boxing. Click to shop.

If you are a cancer survivor and want the opportunity to feel the power of lacing up a pair of boxing gloves, join us for a free boxing class at the Everlast Lab in Hoboken, NJ. Visit @Everlastlab on instagram for details.

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