|When:||October 26, 2013
08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
|Address:||Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St.
Gainesville, FL 32605
|Cost:||Free to attend, donations welcome|
|Description:||Not just for time - CrossFit Gainesville to host Barbells for Boobs fundraiser WHAT: The workout will be three to nine minutes, but participants of CrossFit Gainesville’s Barbells for Boobs fundraiser hope to raise more than $10,000. Athletes from the local community will perform “Amazing Grace” – 30 clean and jerks, for time – but it’s not just for time, it’s to raise money for the nonprofit Barbells for Boobs and its Mammograms In Action Grant Program. Each athlete is raising money to take part in the event, but the entire community is encouraged to attend the event, donate and support the cause, enter prize raffles, and participate in fun family activities. WHY: According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women, or approximately 12%, will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the United States, there are currently more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors, including those still in treatment. The mission of Barbells for Boobs 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 affiliates worldwide raise money and awareness through Amazing Grace fundraising workouts. WHERE: Westside Park 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605 WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 8-11 a.m. ADMISSION: Free - all are welcome. To make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/CFGBarbells4 B. The estimated cost of one mammogram is $80, and no donation is too small. Donations will be accepted on site. Free family activities will include face painting, glitter tattoos, sack races, entertainment, and more. SPONSORS: If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating prizes, please contact aimee@crossfitgainesville. com. MORE: For more event information and updates, please visit http://on.fb.me/16FNBB4. Barbells for Boobs provides grants directly to community-based breast centers and through collaboration with nationally recognized breast health care organizations. Last year, Mammograms In Action supported 749 individuals in receiving 1,123 screening and/or diagnostic procedures. More information is available at http://www.barbellsforboob s.org. CrossFit Gainesville is an elite fitness school with a passion for training motivated people to reach the best shape of their lives. Started in 2008 with just a few members, CrossFit Gainesville has grown into a community of athletes who train to feel good, improve strength, lose weight, be active, advance sports performance, and even compete. Our expertise stretches across all levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced. More information is available at http://www.crossfitgainesv ille.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Cr ossFitGainesville and on Twitter @CrossFitGville|