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Empowerment in Every Stitch: The Inspiring Story Behind SportPort Active's Revolutionary Sports Bras

Empowerment in Every Stitch: The Inspiring Story Behind SportPort Active's Revolutionary Sports Bras


During this time of year, my thoughts often reflect to the warriors of breast cancer — extraordinary women who embody strength and bravery. Their journeys and the battles of their families inspire not just admiration but a deep sense of gratitude in me.

I'm Kim Highfield, the founder of SportPort™ Active, and I'd like to share with you a story — my story — of how breast cancer didn't just touch my life; it reshaped my destiny.

My First Encounter with Breast Cancer: A Daughter's Perspective

The 1980s marked not only the beginning of my adult life, but also my family's first confrontation with breast cancer. This was a pivotal era in my life and for breast cancer awareness. At 19, fresh out of high school and filled with youthful exuberance, I was unprepared for the trials ahead. That year, my mother, a pillar of strength and resilience, retired after two decades of service, eager to embark on a new chapter of her life.

But life had other plans.

A discovery of a small lump in her breast marked the beginning of a harrowing journey. Back then, resources were scarce, and the medical community was still grappling with effective breast cancer treatments. My mother's battle was fought with challenges, from hasty surgeries to the absence of follow-up care.

Advances in Medical Science: A Retrospective Look

In the medical field, the 1980s stood out as a period of burgeoning discovery disrupted by considerable challenges, particularly in the fight against breast cancer. The era was marked by a profound medical uncertainty; breast cancer was often met with protocols that were far from being refined and treatments that were nascent at best. The medical fraternity, with limited resources and knowledge, was engaged in a relentless pursuit to decipher and combat the difficulties of this disease.

My mother's journey of breast cancer was symbolic of the era's struggles and its incremental achievements. She faced a gauntlet of treatments — each one a step in the dark, each surgery a leap of faith. Yet, it was during these trying times that the resilience of the human spirit shone brightest. With every treatment, every procedure that she endured, she not only battled the disease, but also contributed to a greater understanding of it, helping to pave the way for the breakthroughs that would follow.

The advances we witness today in oncology — targeted therapies, precision medicine, and minimally invasive surgeries — are built on the foundation laid by those who, like my mother, were treated in a time of less certainty. It is a testament to the relentless progress of medical science and the indomitable will of patients and doctors alike.

Reflecting on the past provides a poignant reminder of how far we've come. The collaborative efforts between researchers, physicians, and patients have catalyzed a revolution in cancer care. We now approach breast cancer not as an insurmountable adversary, but as an opponent that can be understood, treated, and often defeated, thanks to the brave souls who faced it when the path was far less clear. It instills in me/us a profound appreciation for the strides made and a hopeful look toward the future of cancer treatment.

Tragedy and Triumph: The Spark for SportPort Active

Breast cancer regrettably affects, not just the individual, but their entire family. Watching a loved one undergo surgeries, chemotherapy, and experimental treatments is a heart-wrenching experience. My mother fought against breast cancer for six, excruciating years, a period marked by relentless treatments and diminishing hope. Despite the advancements in cancer treatment today, back then, options were limited, and the disease often meant a life sentence.

Ultimately, my mother's valiant fight ended after six years, but her journey left an indelible mark on me, igniting a passion for health, wellness, and an ardent desire to make a difference. Her legacy became the catalyst for SportPort Active

Addressing a Growing Concern: Cell Phone Radiation

My journey to developing SportPort Active began with researching the potential health risks associated with cell phone radiation, how it relates to cancer. The early 2000s saw an increasing number of reports linking cell phone use to various health issues, including brain tumors and breast cancer. This was a time when the convenience of cell phones was just being recognized, and their potential dangers were still largely unknown.

I was ahead of the curve, noticing the alarming trend of young women storing their cell phones in their bras, unaware of the possible risks. As stories of breast tumors in young women surfaced with emerging reports of breast tumors developing in the same areas where cell phones were kept, set off an alarm. I knew I had to act.

Innovation Meets Necessity: The SportPort Active Solution

This unwavering concern led to the birth of SportPort — first sports bra with a patented cell phone pocket and EMF protection. The genesis of SportPort was fueled by a clear vision: to merge innovation with necessity, safety with style. Our sports bras are not just garments; they are a protective barrier, a harmonious blend of fashion and function, designed with a protective EMF pocket. Our custom designed sports bras are an amalgamation of fashion, functionality, and health consciousness.

Each SportPort bra is a testament to the synergy between elegant design and practical, health-conscious technology. It's the result of extensive research and an all-encompassing commitment to women's well-being in this digital age. The built-in Electromagnetic Frequency, (EMF) pocket is ingeniously designed to minimize exposure to cellphone radiation, a concern that has grown with our increasing reliance on technology in our daily routines.

Beyond the protective features, these sports bras offer a freedom of movement that empowers women to pursue their fitness goals with confidence. They encapsulate the spirit of today's woman — dynamic, health-savvy, and ever on the move. With SportPort Active, women no longer have to choose between convenience and care; they can carry their devices close without compromising on comfort or health, embodying a lifestyle that's as proactive as it is progressive.

A Legacy of Love and Protection

Today, SportPort Active stands as a testament to a journey that began with heartache but transformed into a mission of empowerment and health-conscientiousness. Our collection, extending beyond women’s sports bras to include leggings,  jackets and tank tops, is a celebration of life, strength, and the unyielding spirit of women who face adversity with grace and courage.

In every stitch of our apparel tells a story of love, resilience, and the unwavering commitment to safeguard the well-being of active women. Every product is a pledge to your health and a tribute to every woman who has courageously fought breast cancer. Our journey is one of love, commitment, and innovation — a homage to every woman who has battled this disease and the families who stand by them.

SportPort Active is more than just a brand; it's a testament to a journey that began with heartache but transformed into a mission of empowerment and health. Join us as we continue to innovate, inspire, and champion the cause of women's wellness. At SportPort Active, we believe that the greatest gift you can give your loved ones is the gift of protection and self-care.

Watch a short video about SportPort Active:

Here’s More Information About EMF:

Dr. Peter Attia/Tools to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease & Live Longer

Tips to Reduce Your Wireless Radiation Kids From Wireless Radiation at School and Home

SportPort Active and EMF Safety

United Nations Environment Assembly

FCC Absorption Rate for Cellular Devices

Scientist Martin Blank, EMF Expert


Helpful Links About Breast Cancer:

SportPort Active Blog/Navigating the Road to a Successful Mammogram Choosing the Right Provider

SportPort Active/Successful Mammogram Preparing Right and Navigating the Procedure  

SportPort Active Blogs/Deciphering Your Mammogram Results Your Next Moves Explained

SportPort Active/Breast Cancer FAQ  


Helpful Breast Cancer Resources:

American Cancer Society

Breast Cancer Now

City of Hope

Comprehensive Mammogram FAQ

National Breast Cancer Foundation

EMF Protection Sports Bras   

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Helpline

Breast Cancer Downloadable PDF’s

About and Key Statistics [PDF]

Causes, Risks, Prevention [PDF]

Detection and Diagnosis [PDF]

Understanding Your Diagnosis [PDF]

Treatment and Side Effects [PDF]

Breast Reconstruction [PDF]

Next Steps After Treatment [PDF]

Non-cancerous Breast Conditions [PDF]

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