As I look toward this weekend, my excitement is building for CrossFit for Hope. In my first post I wrote about the connections we make through CrossFit that allow us to elevate not only each other but the community as a whole. With so much attention focused on the CrossFit Games this time of year, CrossFit for Hope provides a timely reminder of what the Sport of Fitness is really all about- – coming together to make one another and the world around us better.
We have a truly amazing and unique community that continues to grow by the day. There were 0ver 60,000 participants in the Open this year – pretty remarkable! Now it is time to harness the power of this community to support a great cause. The beneficiary of CrossFit for Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, epitomizes what I aspire to be a part of as a developing physician researcher – providing the very best patient care and constantly striving to expand the boundaries of medicine. We have a chance this weekend to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures to cancer and childhood diseases through treatment and research. Just think – if every participant in the Open were able to raise just $30, we would surpass our goal of $1.7M.
This is what it’s all about, people. Sign up, do the workout, at the very least make whatever donation you are able to your box or someone you know. I look forward to fighting through the Hope workout and supporting this cause on Saturday with all of you!