The only thing scarier than the ghost and goblins running the streets tonight, is the real terror someone has when a doctor tell you have cancer. This past month has been filled with wonderful reminders that those who have breast cancer have a huge support network. People have walks, rallies, run marathons, shave their heads and buy bracelets to support those that they love. A long time member of Chicago’s rugby community was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she has been lucky enough to have such a large group of people help her through these tough times.
North Shore Old Girl “Crazy” Cora Bales has been a part of the rugby community since the 1990s. She was diagnosed with stage 1 Breast Cancer earlier this year. On her Care page she describes herself,
Cora Bales is a smart, beautiful, amazing person. She is a wonderful friend and a tough-ass rugby chick! She is also one of the funniest people I know! She recently move to St. Pete, Florida. Cora doesn't have too much information about her Breast Cancer yet at this point but does know she has IDC. We can support Cora by giving her our prayers, our thoughts and our love.
Cora was out at the Griffins v Lions match earlier this fall selling her bracelets which are hot pink and say “I LOVE CORA’S BOOBS”. In fact many a North Shore player have admired her boobs one player saying,
The worst part about it is that she really has a great rack. I’ve always said that Cora has a great rack.
Cora had her port put in last Thursday and her first chemo treatment today. She also said that it’s scarier to look sick than to have scars on her chest. She knows she has lot of people to support her as she will be supporting the teams that are playing in the D1 playoffs in Florida next weekend.
You can join Cora in her battle against cancer by going to her Care.com page. Rugby world shop also has a plethora of Breast Cancer shirts that can be purchased and proceeds go to help fight cancer.
The Riot will be supporting Movember, which is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. They have been doing Movember for the past few year and if you'd like to donate to Movember through the Riot you can visit here.
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