Wednesday 180823

Every 90 seconds x 15 rounds:
Front squat

Rounds 1-3: 10 Front squat @ 50%
Rounds 4-6: 8 Front squat @ 60%
Rounds 7-9: 6 Front squat @ 70%
Rounds 10-12: 4 Front squat @ 80%
Rounds 13-15: 2 Front squat @ 90%

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Verve's own, Frank Moore will be riding his bike 200 miles to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Verve’s own, Frank Moore will be riding his bike 200 miles to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Heroes don’t wear capes. They ride bikes.

I was going to write a piece on Frank Moore’s project called CellCycle, so I reached out to him for some things that I could share with you all. What Frank wrote was very inspiring and way better than anything I would have, so please listen up and read through what Frank has to say about riding to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)

“Thank you guys again for giving some attention to this. Here are some things I get asked – and possibly some things for the blog.

I started the charity CellCycle in June to raise money and awareness for Leukemia and Lymphoma patients. This organization is 100% home grown. I took some time off work, bought the website site domain, designed the website, wrote the content and concept and then after much thought – sent CellCycle into the world to do some good. Simply put, CellCycle is me and it is deeply personal. At the website you will also learn I am not just asking for your money. I am going to ride my bike 200 miles across Switzerland over 4 days and climbing a little over 20,000 vertical feet through the Alps for your support. To put it in perspective, you can drive across Switzerland in 230 miles. I planned this ride and will complete on my own, with no support and with all my belongings on my bike. In CrossFit terms, there are no modifications; this ride must be completed as prescribed.

Patient’s with blood cancer (or leukemia and lymphoma) are important to me for a few reasons. Foremost, a member of my family was diagnosed with leukemia a little less than a year ago. And not just any member of our family, but one of the youngest members of our family. My brother’s daughter Etta, our niece, was diagnosed on December 23rd 2015 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) at 6 years old. I struggled finding ways to be useful during this time given my brother, his wife and their 2 children live in Portland Oregon. It took some time, but I came to realize there is so much that can be done to help this community and patient’s and their families are often too busy with treatment to fundraise in earnest for this cause. Furthermore as a medical doctor who specializes blood cancer, I had diagnosed this same disease 100 times before it became personal and this has changed me forever. I am not happy that a family member has life-threatening illness, but I am not going to miss the lessons it will teach.

There are some amazing treatments just on the horizon for patient’s with blood cancer who have a high risk of relapse, like our niece. We donate 100% of CellCycle money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) who provide funding for research, advocacy and treatments for patients with blood cancer. Read our Training Blog to see how LLS supported medical research has not only saved lives, but made our world a better place in some unexpected ways too. Through CellCycle I have met some incredible survivors who have provided a personal understanding of many diseases I have diagnosed so many times but only now come to understand completely. These individuals share their stories on our Training Blog too.

How much money have we raised? Our goal was $10,000 and we reached it with a little time to spare. So, I added a stretch goal of an additional $5,000 and am hopeful we will meet that goal too. If you follow the journey at www.cellcycleride.org I will announce our total funds raised on the last day of the ride. I am riding August 28th through August 31st through the towns of Montreaux, Verbier, Crans-Montana and Zermatt. If you ski, you probably know these places. Daily updates to the website will be made during the ride with photos and blogs, so please follow the journey and consider donating to CellCycle. I assure you these donations are changing lives, many are the lives of children with blood cancer.

Things I am bringing? Toothpaste, Photo of Eric Clancy, Water, Sunscreen, Lock of Courtney Shepherd’s hair, Inflatable Doll in the likeness of Mick Lewis (for companionship, don’t be weird) and most importantly is my “Can Do” Ca-attitude for the mountain sections. And socks.”

Please take some time to go over to Frank’s page and donate to a good cause that hits close to home!

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