WOD October 19, 2018
In September of 2015, Athletes vs Epilepsy Ambassador and CrossFit athlete Jenny LaBaw set a goal to raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation through her Move Mountains campaign. Her goal was to run across the state of Colorado, up and over the Rocky Mountains.
“I had kept my epilepsy diagnosis a secret for over 20 years because of fear and embarrassment. It was/is time to squash the stigma and educate people about epilepsy.”
On October 19th, Jenny accomplished her incredible feat by running 500 miles and raising over $52,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation through its Athletes vs Epilepsy program.
Jenny also set another goal for the campaign. Move Mountains was an event to not only bring awareness to epilepsy, but also served to motivate individuals to take control, over come obstacles and live life to the fullest.
October 19, 2018 marks the 3rd Anniversary of Jenny LaBaw’s Move Mountains Campaign. Jenny and Athletes vs Epilepsy invite you to participate in the 3rd annual Move Mountains Workout of the Day! Help us to raise funds and awareness for those living with the challenges of epilepsy!
Participating is easy:
1. Sign up your box or as an individual to participate (it’s free!) in the October 19th Move Mountains WOD.
2. Spread the word to your members, friends and family to sign up under your box’s fundraising page or get your friends to register and participate along with you.
3. Complete the Move Mountains WOD on October 19th!
Don’t belong to a CrossFit gym? Simply sign up as an individual. You can participate in the modified WOD without gym equipment! Both the in Gym and at home Workouts are provided when you register.
1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy (multiple unprovoked seizures) in their lifetime. Chances are you may know some of them. We need to move closer to finding cures for them. Let’s harness our power together to Move Mountains, find a cure and save lives!
Are you committed to Move Mountains? Help us to start the conversation by sharing with others on your social media.
Post and Share with others: “I’m Moving Mountains on October 19th. Will you join me? #AthletesvsEpilepsy.”
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.