Crossfit Brand X to host St. Jude Children’s fundraiser
Crossfit Brand X, headquarters for Crossfit Kids, will host “Crossfit for Hope,” a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital, at its Maple Street headquarters on June 9 at 10 a.m.
The one-day event puts both adult and kid athletes through a grueling workout that will be simultaneously held worldwide at thousands of Crossfit affiliates or “boxes.”
“The goal of the event is to raise $1.7 million, which is the cost of one day of operating costs for St. Jude to combat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases,” said Brand X co-owner Mikki Lee Martin. “So far, our membership here in Ramona has managed to raise well over $6,000 collectively, and we have individual clients who have raised in excess of $1,000 each. We encourage the community to stop by during the workout and donate what they can towards what is clearly a very worthwhile cause.”
Those who participate during the “Hope” workout will rotate among five stations of different exercises: burpees, power snatches, box jumps, thrusters, and chest-to-bar pull-ups. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate,” the athlete(s) must move to the next station immediately for a good score. One point is given for each rep.
For more information on Crossfit for Hope, visit the event website at hope.crossfit.com. Those interested in making a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to the local event, either via check or cash, may contact Crossfit Brand X via phone at 760-788-8091 or attend the workout in person on June 9 at 432 Maple St. Suites #1 and #2, right next to Ramona Disposal.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened on February 4, 1962, and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who stated that “no child should ever die in the dawn of life.” Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
The hospital has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. It is almost entirely funded by public donations. No child ever pays for treatment at St. Jude.
Crossfit Brand X, one of the longest running Crossfit affiliates in the world, since 2004 has been providing adult and child-specific training that seeks to forge elite fitness.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, if not randomized, functional movements executed at high intensity. For more information, visit crossfitkids.com and crossfitbrandx.com.
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