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CrossFit raising the bar for Breast Cancer Awareness

CrossFit Big Island joins Mammograms In Action, a Southern California based non-profit, in organizing the second annual “Amazing Grace — Lifting Barbells for Boobs” event to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

CrossFit Big Island, located in Hilo, HI, will be participating in this year’s competition, and all are welcome. The fundraiser has evolved into a fun, competitive event involving people from every walk of life and all levels of fitness. “The desire to do something proactive and positive for women needing better screening, including mammograms, is the only prerequisite,” the organizers report. The fundraiser is a perfect fit for CrossFit in general as it shows a broad dedication to the community’s overall health while remaining open and inclusive of people with any athletic ability.

According to the CrossFit.com website, “The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.” CrossFit Big Island is committed to working with its local community to improve the fitness levels of the entire family. They are proud and excited to be a part of the Mammograms In Action fundraiser.

Beginning last year with just one location on one day, the fund raising event has grown rapidly. This year, well over 150 CrossFit affiliates worldwide will be hosting events throughout the entire month of October to coincide with breast cancer awareness month.

CrossFit Big Island will be holding their “Barbells for Boobs” event on October 27th, 2010, at their 18 Pohaku St., Hilo, HI, location. Individuals interested in participating in the fundraiser at CrossFit Big Island can register directly at http://www.barbellsforboobs.org

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , | 1 Comment

Second Annual Bieni Kohler-Johnson Memorial Run/Walk

Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K Fun Run/Walk at the HPA Upper Campus, Sunday, October 17th, 9am start   Registration at www.bienifunrun.org or active.com 
$25 Adults early registration;$20 14 years and younger; $10 late fee if registering after Oct. 10th 
Medals to top 2 overall males/females 
Medals to top 3 in each age category (10 year increments) 
 Grand Prize of 2 Nights at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for person who raises most in donations 
Second Prize of Round of Golf for Four at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for 2nd in donations 
 All participants receive a Dri Fit shirt and a recyclable canvas bag. 
 Course winds through the campus and includes two passes up the HPA chapel hill. Challenging cross country course but fun! 
All donations and net proceeds benefit the Bieni Kohler Johnson Scholarship, awarded annually to a deserving HPA high school female athlete and scholar. Kohler-Johnson, who graduated from HPA in 1983, died in June 2009 after battling breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and organizers hope to increase awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection.

For more information, contact Liz Noetzel at 989-9100 or HPArace@gmail.com.

October 6, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment