Battle Cancer to Provide Free Cancer Certifications and Free Workouts at the CrossFit Games

July 18, 2023 by
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Since 2021, Battle Cancer has raised over a million dollars and attracted the support of top-level athletes like Brooke Wells and Patrick Vellner to help support cancer patients and raise money for cancer-focused charities. 

Early last year, they revealed their partnership with Nike, which continued to allow their organization to grow and expand and this year, they will continue that partnership at the CrossFit Games.

One big thing: This year, Battle Cancer will partner with Nike at the CrossFit Games to take over CrossFit Mojo and create the Battle Cancer Madison Metcon Gym.

  • Battle Cancer wants to celebrate the launch of their free post-cancer certifications for US CrossFit Affiliate Owners and L1 trainers and to share more about the 600+ athletes they have directly supported with their funded classes around the world.

The Battle Cancer Certification: The Battle Cancer certification is a 13-hour online certification that breaks down what cancer and cancer treatment does to the body. 

  • It also provides ways to scale movement, testing protocols on recovery journeys, and access to Battle Cancer’s full 12-week post-treatment program.
  • The program includes informational PDFs, medical onboarding protocols, and videos demonstrating all the sessions.
  • Recently, Battle Cancer began offering the program for free to all affiliate owners and L1 trainers.
  • Any Level 1 coach or affiliate owner will be able to register with Battle Cancer to have 12 months of free access to the Cancer Certification, which is accredited by UK Active, Euro Active, and Cimpsa in the United Kingdom.*
  • Interested attendees can email [email protected] for a code to register for free.

The details: Throughout the week, Battle Cancer will be hosting free classes and offering free drop-ins for athletes looking to get a sweat on during the Games.

  • Athletes will also be able to demo the brand-new Nike Metcon 9s through the Nike partnership (and potentially win a pair).
  • Battle Cancer and Nike will also be giving away a number of prizes throughout the week, as well as offering a free protein pancake breakfast after their 7:30 am Metcon Mash-Up Classes.
  • The week will also end with a scavenger hunt to find the Battle Cancer Team, where the winner will win a pair of brand-new Metcon 9s.

The Schedule:

Wednesday August 2nd
7:30 – 8:30 AM Metcon Mash Up Class

all day free drop in and freebies
5:00 – 6:00 PM Battle Cancer Class

Thursday August 3rd
7:30 – 8:30 AM Metcon Mash Up Class
8:30 – 10:00 AM Protein Pancake Breakfast

all day free drop in and freebies
5:00 – 6:00 PM Metcon Mash Up Class

Friday August 4th
7:30 – 8:30 AM Metcon Mash Up Class
8:30 – 10:00 AM Protein Pancake Breakfast with special guests John Wooley and Niki Brazier of Make WODs Great Again and Kettlebells & Cocktails podcasts

all day free drop in and freebies
5:00 – 6:00 PM Battle Cancer Class

Saturday August 5th
7:30 – 8:30 AM Metcon Mash Up Class
8:30 – 10:00 AM Protein Pancake Breakfast

Athletes can register in person at CrossFit Mojo or through the Nike Training Club app.

On-site at the Games: Beyond CrossFit Mojo, Battle Cancer will also have a presence on-site at the CrossFit Games, where they hope to bring more awareness as to how exercise can help people in recovery from cancer.

  • Each day, the Battle Cancer team will be hosting a “mega workout” at the Games in the fan activation zone with the goal of connecting and hitting 50,000 reps at each class to represent the number of people who pass away from cancer each month in the United States.
  • Spectators can also meet Battle Cancer program coaches and survivors who have been through the program to learn more about how the Battle Cancer Program can help those impacted by cancer.

The big picture: What started off as a vehicle to fundraise for charities is now a vehicle for change within the four walls of CrossFit Gyms.

  • “We have the tools and data to empower coaches and gyms all over the world to be the perfect locations,” said founder Scott Britton.
  • “We have a really simple, clear, and effective charitable purpose – to provide fully funded training to those affected by cancer,” he continued.

 “With the gifting of our accreditation and a further commitment of funds to locations around the world we can’t wait to help 600 post-cancer athletes turn into 6000, 60,000, and beyond,” Britton concluded.

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