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An aptly named group “Leave No Boobs Behind” used TeamSnap to stay on track while training for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk. Nine women, headed by Skippack, Pa. resident Jennifer Roynan, trained together for the October three day walk in Philadelphia — all were walking for different reasons.
One woman’s mother is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, one has a sister who is a survivor, one is doing it because, although her brother-in-law died from melanoma, breast cancer research is uncovering new leads to research in other types of cancer, like melanoma. The others are walking for solidarity with women they know who have cancer.
Roynan realized quickly that to keep the group on goal, she needed a tool that would help them all stay organized. Voila TeamSnap. Says Roynan, “my neighbor uses TeamSnap for her kids sporting activities and loves it, so I decided to give it a try for our group and it’s superb.”
An article in the Times Herald featured the group, “As captain, Jennifer would post walk info on the online team management website TeamSnap, which helped them avoid “tons of e-mails” and made organizing their get-togethers around all of their kids’ schedules a much simpler task. The group of neighbors and friends — old and new — were all first-timers at this year’s event. They began meeting in spring, mostly at Valley Forge National Historical Park, for long practice walks that have proven to be beneficial for the sake of good old sisterly bonding, their physical health and their overall awareness about breast cancer.”
Although TeamSnap is primarily used with sports, we are finding more and more people are using it for non-sports activities such as book clubs, singing groups, Habitat for Humanity projects and others. We could not be happier to be associated with such a noteworthy cause. And Jennifer and team could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Says Roynan, “Outside of birthing my children and marrying my husband, the 3-Day was the most amazing experience of my life. An incredible journey….a journey worth repeating.”
You can click here to view the full article featured in the Times Herald or for more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its fundraising efforts, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877-GO KOMEN.
Nice work Jennifer and team!