I’ve Got Your Back is a commitment. A commitment to caregiving and support for a loved one, friend, or teammate, and the metastatic breast cancer community. Through our online system at www.havetheirback.org, individuals can share their support by signing up and creating their own promise page where they will promise to a loved one and/or a teammate, and through a monetary donation to the metastatic breast cancer community.
Life often throws us some pretty tough twists and turns and when it does, it’s your friends and family that you will turn to. Show them how you’re going to be there by pledging to have their back.
Metastatic breast cancer (stage 4) is the least funded area of research and the least recognized. Join the IGYB Initiative and show you have the back of the MBC community by helping support and honor these men and women and further fund our game-changing research.
Bring your team together and hold them accountable by having teammates promise to one another. Pledging to have the backs of your teammates will lead to success on and off the court.
Individuals can use text, pictures, and videos to personalize their promises and can then share their promise page via social media or email. Promises should be unique, meaningful, and inspire others to join the movement.
A great promise is about more than just locking pinkies with your BFF on the playground. A promise should be a genuine statement indicating your intention to do or refrain from doing something, and coming up with the perfect promise isn’t always easy.
IGYB is designed to use the power and teamwork of the volleyball community to not only bring individuals together, but to help inspire science and hope in the fight against metastatic breast cancer. Whether you complete IGYB as an individual or with your team, the connections you can make are endless. With the ability to share your pledges via social media, as well as track the amount of pledges your pledge has inspired, individuals can directly see the impact they are making on others.
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