PLAINFIELD, Ind. — A Plainfield gym raised big money to support breast cancer patients this October.
Unbreakable Athletics Academy hosted its annual workout fundraiser, "Unbreakable Boobs" on Saturday.
Kavita Patel belongs to the gym. She works with breast cancer survivors at IU Health and watched her grandmother pass away from breast cancer.
By Friday, the group had raised $32,000, which is $12,000 more than last year. That number continued to climb Saturday, In an update, 13News was told the event raised a total of more than $37,000.
"Early detection really helps," Patel said. "In my grandmother's case, I feel like this money that we've raised toward breast cancer is going to help them a lot more because we feel so satisfied and accomplished inside because of the fact that we'll be able to take care of them in a different way. They may never know who we are, and that's totally fine, as long as they get what they need."
The money raised will provide gym bags filled with items that go to patients after they're diagnosed with breast cancer. The funds also provide grocery and ride-share gift cards for treatment and free workout classes.
Click the Unbreakable Boobs link to donate.