Family Festival


CrossFit West’s beloved Cosner family training together during our 4th of July WOD.
Left: Adam opted to do the original “Badger” hero WOD in honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was killed in Iraq 11 December 2007.
Right: Adam’s wife, Kristin, gives their youngest daughter, Bridget, a piggy back ride on the 2nd round of “Badger” after Bridget was in tears watching her mom and dad both run out of the gym on the first round 800 meter run. It was a heartwarming moment and I’m glad I was able to catch it in a photo.

Bridget and Gabriella

One of my favorite photos of the Cosner girls, Bridget on the left, Gabriella on the right.

For those who don’t know, Adam and Kristin Cosner started the Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation, a national non profit foundation (501(c)3 nonprofit status) after their oldest daughter, Gabriella Cosner, was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare type of childhood cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.  I recommend reading their History if you have a moment.  It is a compelling read.

Team G’s official mission statement is:  “Team G Foundation is a national organization dedicated to supporting families fighting pediatric cancer and funding new and innovative treatments to ultimately cure childhood cancer.”

The Team G Foundation is holding their Inaugural Family Festival this Sunday, July 7th, at the Redwood Estates Pavillion in Los Gatos.  Complete with live entertainment, children’s games, prizes, food, hula dancers and live music, the Family Festival is a family oriented fundraising event to benefit Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation and to honor all the children and families fighting childhood cancer.  100% of the proceeds will go towards Team G’s mission, which is to directly support families being treated for childhood cancer and to fund new and improved treatment in ultimate hopes of a cure.  It will be a great way to spend some quality time with your family, will be a lot of fun for the kids, and will help support a noble cause.

If you can spare even a couple hours to make the event, it would truly be a blessing.  🙂