We are happy to announce that Crossfit Broad Ripple will be hosting a fundraising event called Crossfit for Hope: Hope for Cures. The event will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2013. Hope for Cures is designed to raise money for St. Jude. According to their website, “the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”
Part of the event will include workout for anyone who wishes to participate. We hope you will also bring your family and friends along to cheer everyone on! The workout is structured similar to “Fight Gone Bad,” where you complete three total rounds, spend one minute at each station, and have a one-minute break between rounds. The movements include burpees, power snatch, box jumps, thrusters, and pull-ups.
To date, Hope for Cures has raised over $140,000 for St. Jude. Our unofficial fundraising goal at CFBR is $1,500, but I hope that we can far exceed this. Crossfit promises to donate 100% of all funds raised to St. Jude, so know that your donations will be used specifically to improve the lives of children in need. Please visit hope.crossfit.com to register for your donation page. Similar to a walk-a-thon, you can ask others to make a contribution to St. Jude in your name. Simply give them the link, and they can donate online. Please consider helping us raise funds for this noble cause. We encourage you to ask family and friends for support, and to begin fundraising as soon as possible. A prize pack, with contents to be released soon, will be awarded to the person who raises the largest amount of money.
We hope to make this a fun and exciting event for everyone, whether you wish to participate in the workout or cheer everyone on. Please let us know if you have any questions. We will release more details as the event gets closer.
Thank you for your support,
Lindsey and Cole Gruber