Two years ago, the Grassroots community rallied together for Barbells for Boobs, and we were one of the most successful gyms in the nation! This year, we’ll be once again fundraising to support this great cause, with the hopes of exceeding our previous amount.
For those of you who don’t know, Barbells for Boobs raises money to help provide services for the early detection of breast cancer to those without access to services. Their goal is to make sure those without insurance or who are ineligible to receive an early screening (many doctors won’t screen men and women under 40 until the cancer has spread considerably) are able to get the testing they deserve.
On November 5th, we’ll host the partner workout “Helen meets Grace.” There are a few ways you can help:
1) Join our team and create a fundraising page. Use the link below to learn more and to set up your page. Every $80 pays for 1 mammogram, and when you raise $80 you earn a T-shirt that shows your support. Raise $400 and get a hoodie and patch, knowing that 5 more people will have access to services. Be sure to select “Grassroots CrossFit 2016” as your team so that any money you raise goes towards our team total.
2) Don’t like asking people to donate? Simple–just make a donation yourself to our team or to one of the many folks fundraising on our team. Because every dollar counts, we will have a “Burpees for Boobs” box at the gym. On November 5th, we will open the box, and for every dollar in the box the coaches will have to do one burpee. Throw in some bills and make your coaches suffer for this awesome cause!!
3) Participate in the “Helen meets Grace” workout on November 5th at the gym. This will be a partner WOD where teams of two will tackle two classic benchmark workouts back to back–“Helen” (3 rounds of 400m run, 21 KB swings, and 12 pull-ups), and “Grace” (30 clean and jerks), sharing the work between them. Everyone is welcome to participate and scale as needed. Suggested donation for those not fundraising is $10 to participate; all donations will go to our team’s fundraiser.
4) Not sure you want to do the workout? Come by and support the event and cheer on your fellow gym-goers. We have some generous local businesses donating prizes, and you can purchase raffle tickets (all money goes to our fundraiser) to win them! Stay tuned for details!
Please ask your coaches if you have questions or contact us.
We thank all of you in advance for helping us to support Barbells for Boobs!