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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