Kari Wyrick wrote -
Girls Gone Rx started with the idea of getting women together to benefit a great cause. We wanted to do something that showcased women’s strengths and weaknesses, because those are the two most important parts of battling something like cancer. You have to learn to be strong even when you’re feeling weak, but sometimes you also have to be willing to be weak and allow your team to support you. This team building event helps women learn to fight through obstacles and overcome them while learning to be strong, confident and fearless.
Our first competition was in 2012 and was hosted at CrossFit Eminence, the gym of Girls Gone Rx founder, Lindsey Marcelli. In 2014, we decided to take it global with events all across the US, Canada, and Sweden and we are working on broadening our range even further for 2016!
Every U.S. Girls Gone Rx event raises money for our breast cancer charity, Bright Pink. Everyone involved in the events, from judges to volunteers to vendors and athletes, are committed to the cause. This is not just another competition - it’s an energy-fueled event built on a shared belief in supporting something greater than ourselves.
Every dollar raised fuels Bright Pink’s mission through programs that aim to educate young women and their health providers on the importance of prevention and early detection. Visit BrightPink.org/Programs to learn about Bright Pink’s programs and how your donation makes a difference.