Each month the Team G Pediatric Cancer Foundation holds a fundraiser for pediatric cancer. Since the founders of the Foundation are CrossFitters, and members of CrossFit West Santa Cruz, the fundraiser is a WOD. Each WOD is created and named in honor of a child who is battling cancer (Warrior), survived cancer (Survivor), or succumbed to cancer (Angel). This month Team G is honoring Gabriella, for whom the Foundation is named. The fundraisers are called “Fight for Gold”. The “Fight for Gold” challenge is completed on the 7th day of every month, honoring the 7 children that lose their battle with cancer every day. The concept behind the challenge is pretty simple, but very important. It aims to honor those children and tell their story in the hope to motivate people to get involved in the fight against pediatric cancer and to raise funds to battle it.
Since Gabriella and her parents Adam and Kristin are members of our CrossFit, and thus family, we are officially devoting every 7th of December to Gabriella and her special WOD. When you are charging through it, please think of her and the thousands of other children who are battling cancer, survived it, or sadly did neither.
If you are interested in the Team G Foundation, more information can be found here.
On a completely different note, I can’t wait to see CrossFit West, in all its very fit and good looking glory, at the Holiday Party tonight. It’s going to be an awesome time.