What is Team Best for Babes?
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Team Best for Babes is an opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to run, walk, ride, yoga, stroll, tri – whatever fitness activity you are into at any level– to race to beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps® – the societal barriers that prevent approximately 2 million moms each year from making informed feeding decisions and from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals, whether that’s to breastfeed for 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years, or not at all. They struggle, suffer, and give up, full of guilt, blame, and regret — and it’s not their fault! They and their babies are deprived of breastfeeding’s lifelong risk-lowering protection against many epidemic illnesses and are robbed of a unique and unquantifiably enriching experience that can’t be bottled. Team BFB is raising awareness of and funding to Beat the Booby Traps® and prevent other moms from the same fate! It’s time the Mother of All Prevention was given a shot at being the Mother of All Causes. Game on Booby Traps – GAME ON!
What are we racing for?
Our participants help fund Best for Babes® programs to keep the full-court press on Booby Traps like poor care and advice from hospitals and practitioners, misinformation and negativity in the media, missing peer and intergenerational support, and discrimination and harassment from businesses and the general public. Team Best for Babes is putting more miles on the front-end of prevention so we don’t have to put so many on the back-end of the cure! More rhubarb means less pink! See below for more about where the money goes.
Why is Team Best for Babes for everyone or anyone?
Because whether you breastfeed or don’t, did or didn’t, breastfeeding and human milk are good for everyone’s bottom line– giving a super-charge boost to your health (and wallet!), your family, society, the economy, and the environment. Human milk is part of nature’s prescription for prevention – providing both baby and mom with lowered risks for so many physical and emotional conditions, illnesses and diseases that have reached epidemic levels. In fact, a whopping $13 billion per year is spent on health care and related costs associated with 10 pediatric illnesses alone that occur more severely and frequently in nonbreastfed children. With so much at stake, this is a Cause worth us all fighting for and getting behind–moms, dads, uncles, grandmas, cousins!
World Cyclist Willow Rockwell says ‘Game On Booby Traps’, read her inspiring story!
How do I join Team BFB and where are the races?
This is a personal fitness challenge, not a race! Choose any fitness goal you like — run, walk, tri, bike, yoga, martial arts, bowling, whatever you are into! If you want to attend a race or an event, feel free! All you have to do is set your sights on one and make sure registration is still open. If you are joining an existing team, the race/event may have been chosen already. See the FAQs for more about selecting a race.
Not the group-type or don’t have a team near you? You can also join Team the BABE is BACK -- our newest national “virtual” team – where you can join others around the country who are committed to achieving a personal fitness goal on their own, and cheer each other on!
- Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Event– July 9 – October 31. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, join the first nationwide fitness challenge to urge America to back breastfeeding! We’ve partnered with Breastfeeding USA and have 30 local and virtual teams (and counting) sweating for the love of moms and babies! Awesome SWAG and PRIZES including a B.O.B. jogging stroller/car seat combo and Limerick PJ Comfort Pump and Executive Tote!
Register. To Register your own team, or to join an existing one, including the virtual team – The Babe is Back, click here.
Get Inspired: Tips, tricks, and motivation for Team BFB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Best-for-Babes/159386127568715 and for Team The Babe is Back: https://www.facebook.com/groups/650067145010193/!
Raise. Each participant commits to raising a minimum –which is determined by the Team Leader and Team BFB’s Director but generally ranges from $150-$500. For Team The BABE is BACK, the minimum is $200 per participant.
Get your goal and some goodies. Get your personal fitness goal and help other moms reach theirs! To help you reach your goal, we’ll be offering milestone awards and giveaways care of Best for Babes’ generous sponsors along the way! Once your minimum fundraising goal is met, you’ll get your Team Best for Babes Tech Shirt. Click here to view the current shirt.
I’m more of the cheering type — how can I support Team BFB members?
Donate! –sponsor a team member in their race to Beat the Booby Traps (R)!
Where the Money Goes
Funds support BFB and other maternal/infant feeding nonprofits with whom we partner or designate as beneficiaries. Thank you for helping us to fuel the fight for a Booby-Trap-free environment! Click Here to learn more about how your donations fund lasting change! For more about our mission and credo and what we stand for, click here. Best for Babes is a national 501(c)(3) and the only consumer-driven mainstream cause for healthy infant feeding — the Mother of All Causes.
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