CrossFit Jigsaw wrote -
CrossFit VIS Performance in Belmont, CA hopes to raise awareness and funds benefiting Stand Up to Cancer and supporting DogTown CrossFit's Crush Cancer event on October 18th 2014. CrossFit Jigsaw would like to support CF VIS Performance by joining their efforts in the Bay area.
A minimum of $40 to participate (either raised or self donated. Bring receipt of donation to play the day of).
Please encourage family, friends, and co-workers to donate by sharing our link via social media and email. Cancer touches us all one way or another. Please be an active part of the CrossFit community and Stand Up to Cancer with DogTown CrossFit, CF Vis Performance, CrossFit Jigsaw and others globally. All funds will go directly to Stand Up to Cancer. As of today, this event has already raised over $55,000. Stand Up with us. Help raised awareness and Crush Cancer.
DogTown CrossFit decided to create Crush Cancer after learning that FGB was no longer donating raised funds to any cancer charity. Having a strong community in the gym that had been affected by Cancer, DogTown CF decided to raise their OWN funds all going towards Stand Up to Cancer. A charity that raises awareness and supports ALL cancer research. Going into their fourth year, this event has now grown globally with gyms overseas now participating, and even Stand Up to Cancer has taken notice and supported DogTown CF last year in this event as it was the off season to their telethon. The Crush Cancer event has raised more funds for Stand Up to Cancer, than Major League Baseball, raising over $425,000. Talk about a STRONG community (in more ways than one) Stand Up with us, Crush Cancer!
FGB Style - 3 Rounds - 1min per station with 1 Minute rest between rounds for as many reps as possible.
Shoulder to Overhead (65/95)
Power Cleans (65/95)
KB Swings (16/24)
**There will be scaled movements in heats during this event (single-unders, lighter bells and bar bells.)
The Event: OCTOBER 18th Time: TBA
Join our team or set up your own page that individuals can donate to to support out Jigsaw team. Invite friends, family, and other CrossFitters to joint this event, to raise money, and to raise awareness. As long as an individual raises $40 they are able to participate. A copy of their donation either by self or by funds raised will need to be provided on the day of the event. There will be multiple heats pending attendance.
Funds need to be raised by OCTOBER 12th so that we can compile all of these who will be participating and make adjustments for scaled athletes. If you decide to donate on the day of the event, you will be placed in a heat later in the day. It's not about WINNING, it's about going through something that hopefully none of us will ever have to experience, however, for those who have or who have lost a love one, this event is something that WE can do to honor their battles. Athletes are asked to bring their own rope.
About Stand Up To Cancer:
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.
Video Recap of 2013's event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9321DD_3gVQ
HQ's Video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn9jk6gBMa8