Compete for a Cure launches Unbroken, a Benchmark Workout That Will Help Raise Funds for those Impacted by Breast Cancer

July 9, 2023 by
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This October, Compete for a Cure is offering CrossFit communities everywhere a chance to sweat for something more than themselves. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the non-profit has created Unbroken, a benchmark workout designed to help raise funds and awareness for those impacted by breast cancer. 

Remind me: Compete for a Cure, which is dedicated to funding breast cancer survivors’ and thrivers’ wellness and providing breast health education for coaches, trainers, and athletes, was founded by Lindsey Marcelli, the founder of Girls Gone Rx. These organizations have been raising money for breast cancer since 2012. 

Unbroken gives CrossFitters a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a community-building workout. As the organization says:

  • “Participating in the benchmark workout combines personal fitness goals, community engagement, and support of our mission. It is an opportunity to push physical boundaries, raise awareness, and contribute to the fight against those impacted by breast cancer.” 

The details: From September 1 to November 30, any gym (or individual) can host the Unbroken workout as a fundraising event. All funds raised from the events will go back to Compete for a Cure and support their initiatives.

The workout, inspired by survivors and programmed by PRVN, starts with 10 minutes to find a two-rep max clean. Rest for 2 minutes, then complete an 8-minute AMRAP of:

  • 22 double-unders
  • 11 single-arm kettlebell deadlifts (24/16kg)
  • 7 kettlebell clean (24/16kg)
  • 7 kettlebell front squats (24/16kg)
  • 7 kettlebell push press (24/16kg)

The kettlebell can be swapped for a barbell, dumbbell, or any odd object.

The bottom line: As Compete for a Cure says, “We have all been touched by breast cancer.” By setting up a fundraiser with the Unbroken workout, the CrossFit community can further impact the lives of those who are “surviving and thriving” with breast cancer.

  • “Our goal is to help people thrive in their communities and feel confident in their health,” the organization writes. “With your support, we can expand our reach to coaches, trainers, and athletes and equip them with the knowledge they need.
  • “[They’ll] be able to assist others who are either currently undergoing cancer treatment or have already gone through it. This creates a healing cycle that can positively impact numerous lives.”

Get more information and start your fundraiser for Compete for a Cure here.

Breast cancer can be expensive. Compete for a Cure is here to help.

“Our nonprofit organization provides funding for health and physical resources, enabling us to connect survivors and thrivers with a full-spectrum support program that focuses on improving their quality of life and outcomes.”

Interested in Applying for a Grant? Check out the Support Options for both individuals and gym owners/coaches here.

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