Shortly after I started my brachytherapy treatments my mother discovered this fundraiser called Everyday Warrior. This non profit, financial supports crossfitters who have been diagnosed with cancer or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. It is a 4 week challenge. You do a WOD a week and submit your score, very similar to the open. I ignored the email my mom sent with the info. I didn’t want to face the fact of how much it was going to suck, but you gotta start somewhere. I started to read about the foundation and the founder, Brittany Gill, was diagnosed at age 29 with a rare form of cervical cancer (sound familiar?). Her story was one of the stories I read during my late night internet searches when I was undergoing treatment! Once I found this out, I quickly signed up (so did my mom). We did our workouts every week and submitted our scores.
I haven’t looked at the leaderboard and don’t plan on it. It isn’t about what the leaderboard says. This one was about supporting fellow athletes who are also going through cancer and everything that comes with it (mentally and physically). I have to admit it was fun and I’m glad I did it. Mom and I even got to do the last WOD together!
If you are looking for a great company to support this is one. I highly recommend looking into it and adding the WODs into your programming. I know I will be doing it again with my athletes next year.