Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Amazing GRACE this Saturday!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! You might have figured out why we have a pink ribbon on our page.

You’d be hard pressed to find an athlete in either of our gyms who doesn’t know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease is well-known, but up until the nineties detection services weren’t recommended until age fifty. Unfortunately, breast cancer doesn’t just affect women in their fifties; although rare, it can be found in women as young as their twenties.

Early screening and detection can make all the difference. Breast cancer can be a highly curable disease if detected and treated early. According to Swedish Medical Center approximately 5,200 women in Washington State will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

In honor of our friends, family and athletes who have been affected by breast cancer, both Foundation CrossFit and CrossFit SLU will be participating in a Barbells for Boobs workout this week. Barbells for Boobs is a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization whose mission is to provide funding for qualified low income and uninsured women and men who need screening and / or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.

CrossFit SLU is hosting "Grace" on October 18th all day.

Foundation CrossFit is hosting “Grace” on October 19th all day.

You may help raise funds by joining our team!! Support the team by creating your own fundraising page and raise $80! That is enough money for one mammogram service! Each athlete that raises $80 or more on their fundraising page, receives a Barbells for Boobs tee-shirt.
  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will not survive.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will not survive, each year.

This month Susan G. Komen foundation and Gene Juarez Salons are teaming up to offer mammogram screenings. Click here to find out about screenings for uninsured or underinsured eligibility for free mammogram services.

WOD for Working Women's Wednesday 10/16


board press 5x3

bamboo bar 3xME


10x125m row

All out sprints, as fast as possible. Rest at least 1 minute between efforts.

Post results to whiteboard/comments/Cody.


The Rowing Sprint Start - Shane Farmer, for the CrossFit Journal


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