Start your fundraising!! Evolution Martial Arts Academy is going to be joining in on the 2nd Annual Crush Cancer event that is being coordinated by DogTown CrossFit in Culver City. Instead of participating in Fight Gone Bad, we will be supporting this fundraising event, in which all the proceeds go to Stand Up 2 Cancer to help fund cancer research, and maybe even one day, find a cure! We have all encountered someone who has had cancer, and either won or lost their fight. This event is for them, and every other person who might one day be fighting for their life against this horrible disease! Let’s help make a difference!
What is Crush Cancer and how did it get started?
Crush Cancer was created by DogTown Crossfit in 2011, as a substitute for the annual “Fight Gone Bad” fundraising event that most CrossFit gyms hold. The reason being that last year, FGB decided not to donate any portion of the proceeds to cancer research. Not that FGB doesn’t do a great in fundraising for wounded vets, families of fallen soldiers and first responders, and other noble charities of that nature. But, cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people per year, and that kind of statistic is sobering. One of the owners of Dogtown CrossFit, Adam Noble, is a cancer survivor. He fought the disease, and lived to tell about it. As a result, the fight against cancer is quite personal to him. Last year, in its inaugural event, which Coach Brandon participated in (as then a member of the DogTown family), $60,000 was raised for Stand Up To Cancer, and it was an amazing workout and event. This year, Evolution asked DogTown CrossFit to join in on this worthy cause, and have a fun time doing this event with them.
How do I get involved?
Evolution has created their own fundraiser page on Crowdrise (www.crowdrise.com/evolutionmaa). Go to this page, and on the right hand side you will see a button that reads “Join the Team”. Click on that button and set up your own page under our team page. Once your page is ready to go, all you have to do is post the link on your FB, Twitter, or whatever other social media account you have. Tell your friends to donate on your page. There is no minimum (and of course no maximum). Even if it is just $1, that still is $1 more towards finding a cure!! Every week, you want to repost this link, and keep reminding your friends about it. Think about if every FB friend you have donated $1?? That’s pretty good right? So, don’t be afraid to ask. Remind them that this donation is tax-deductible as Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is a 501c3 organization.
Ok, so I have raised money, now what?
On October 27th, in Downtown Culver City, we will participate in an awesome, outdoor, public WOD!! You can invite your friends, family, neighbors, whoever you want!! It is an awesome day of camaraderie and sportsmanship. You will be doing the following workout for total amount of reps.
3 Rounds- 1 min. Each Station
– Power Cleans
– Kettlebell Swings
– Shoulder to Overhead
– Double Unders
Here’s some additional information on the upcoming Crush Cancer fundraiser:
1) All active CrossFit students have to create their personal page under our Evolution fundraiser page by Friday, September 21st! (this gives you a little over a month to fundraise)
Some evil WOD will be assigned to those who don’t make the deadline >:) …and you will still have to create a
Ask Coach Brandon if you need help in setting up your page. It is pretty straight forward though…
2) You have to actively fundraise! Even if that means donating some money yourself. This is for the fight against cancer, so every dollar counts! Even if it is only $1!!
3) You are NOT required to participate on the day of the Crush Cancer event, but you ARE required to do the workout. There will be “make up” days for the Crush Cancer WOD (before and after the actual event).