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Crossfit Workout Challenge Raises Over $500,000 in Four Hours for Athletes for a Cure
Date:10/2/2007

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, September 29, over 850 people in 60 cities across the country participated in one of the most grueling workouts ever devised, the Crossfit Fight Gone Bad Challenge to raise money for Athletes for a Cure, an initiative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Over 4,000 donors supported the cause by contributing more than $273,000 in pledges and thanks to a matching funds grant from Safeway, the event raised over $546,000 in just four hours.

The Crossfit Fight Gone Bad workout consists of five exercises, each completed for one minute with a one minute rest in between sets. The exercises include a medicine ball throw, a deadlift, a box jump, a military press and a rowing machine. The full-body workout is designed to be completed until exhaustion and many professional athletes from the NFL, the NBA and boxing have failed to complete even one set.

Participants in the Fight Gone Bad Challenge solicited pledges based on the number of sets they completed. The challenge took place in facilities ranging from a garage in Texas, to the high tech F.I.T. Center in Los Altos, Calif.

Participant Chris Devlin participated in honor of his 84-year old Grandfather who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago and is now cancer free. Devlin comments, "It's events like this and groups like Athletes for a Cure who've made the difference between me losing my grandfather and having him around to see his grandchildren grow up. I am so proud to have the opportunity to show him how much he means to me by competing in something as difficult as Fight Gone Bad."

About Athletes for a Cure

Athletes for a Cure, a program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, is a fundraising and awareness program to assist individual athletes in their quest to raise money for better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. In 2007, more men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer than all other non-skin cancers combined. http://www.athletesforacure.org

About Crossfit

Crossfit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies, tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. http://www.crossfit.com


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