On July 6th, CrossFit West Houston will be hosting some CrossFitters from the University of Miami. They are on a cross country trek from Florida to Carson City CA and the CrossFit Games. Along the way they are stopping at CrossFit boxes to raise awareness and funds to help fund research and treatment for Corneal Blindness.
On that day we will do the See Fit WOD as a box in order to support this worthy foundation. Please come out to participate and/or donate by following the link below.
See the video below:
What is SeeFit?
SeeFit is a fundraising series of events started in 2010 by Helen & Adam Mopsick, parents of four-year-old Colton, who was born visually impaired. After learning that their son’s already poor vision would further deteriorate from corneal blindness, they decided to combine their passion for fitness with raising money for research to help not only Colton, but the millions of others potentially facing corneal blindness. Since its inception, SeeFit has raised over $100,000 and funded ongoing research projects at the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia. This year marks a critical time as researchers believe they have found a way to prevent Colton and others with his condition from losing vision due to corneal blindness. But, SeeFit needs your help to fund this project.
100% of the proceeds from SeeFit benefit the Vision For Tomorrow Foundation (www.visionfortomorrow.org) , a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that directly funds research for visually impaired children.
Why the Fitness Community?
Helen and Adam have long maintained a passion for fitness and friendly competition (Helen is better at handstands and claims to be better at fishing). The fitness community as a whole is an incredibly supportive and passionate group. Look no further than a local 5k to see congregations of supporters happily cheering on friends and strangers. Additionally, nowhere else is measureable progress more apparent on a daily basis than within a motivated athlete, achieving new goals which were previously thought impossible. Completing a marathon or triathlon, a new personal record (in ANYTHING), an unassisted pull-up, a jog around the block without stopping, losing 10 pounds… It is this community that understands better than any other what we can achieve with sustained vision, effort, focus and determination. This mentality of ‘raising the bar’ is what we strive to carry into the medical and research community. This is how we will find a cure.