Barbells for Ali
10/29/2016 - 9:00am
CrossFit Torque, 127 Washington St, Foxboro, MA 02035
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” -Holmes
The generosity of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me.
In a time of need and support, my friends at Barbells for Boobs, Zionna & Sarah, have come to the rescue. During my phone call with them today to catch up on life and update them on BFB fundraising efforts, I explained to them that we will still be hosting our “Grace” event at the end of the month. And then I shared the story of Coach Ali.
I explained that our focus and efforts within the CrossFit Torque community have been to support Ali & Matt in any way we can.
Here is what Zionna, founder of BFB, had to say:
“CrossFit Torque has always supported Barbells for Boobs, year after year. BFB started when a friend of mine was diagnosed with Breast Cancer; my gym rallied together to support her in the only way we knew how to: workout and raise money at the same time. … This is the time for US [BFB] to support you, CrossFit Torque and Ali. I’m asking, no I’m demanding you, to dedicate this year’s “Grace” workout to Coach Ali. Call it Barbells for Ali.”
Wow! What an amazing group of people that make up our community. Our CrossFit Torque family extends way beyond the walls of this gym.
This year, on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 9-11am, our fundraising event will be “Barbells for Ali” and we will all participate in the workout “Grace”. Wear pink (Ali’s favorite color ironically). Invite family and friends. Bring $15 cash to participate. Funds go directly to Coach Ali.
See you there.
For those who do not know what “Grace” is, it is 30 clean & jerks completed as fast as possible. It is a fun and fast workout – and anyone can participate (no CrossFit experience needed)! We have hosted this fundraising event every year since 2010 and plan on doing so going forward. To learn more about Barbells for Boobs and their AMAZING efforts, head to their website and support the cause if you can.