200 Thrusters (45lbs/75lbs)
Benjamin Abruzzo III
Please join us as we do this special WOD in memoriam of Benjamin “Bugaboo” Abruzzo III to raise awareness and donations for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). “Bugaboo” lived for just 200 days before he lost his battle with SMA on December 29th, 2005. So many other children and families are affected yet knowledge and awareness is very low.
I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe that the CrossFit community has the power to spread the word and raise some donations to fight SMA. The first step in fighting for any cause is raising awareness by spreading the word.
If you can’t make it to a participating CrossFit affiliate, all we ask of you, is wherever you are on or around August 28th, do this WOD and go to the SMA site and post your time, loads, and thoughts to the comments. Then, go to the donation site (see link below) and give whatever you can. Tell everyone you can why you are doing “Bugaboo” and send the link to this site to everyone you can.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. SMA is an inherited and often fatal disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control and even swallowing. Two new-born children are affected each day in the United States, approximately 1 in 6,000 live births. One in every 40 people carries the gene that causes SMA, which means there are more than seven million carriers in the United States alone. Currently there is no treatment or cure.
For more information and to donate please visit the SMA site: https://www.fsma.org/Fundraising/EventsCalendar/index.cfm?id=5380&eventRedirect=1&type=1154