We have so many amazing people and organizations that put time and effort into fundraising to make what we do at Bright Pink possible, but the women who lead and participate in Girls Gone Rx are definitely among the most inspiring.
Girls Gone Rx athletes fundraise to compete in intense crossfit competitions across the country in support of Bright Pink’s mission. And so far this year, they have raised $80,000! Their hard work and dedication works to help Bright Pink educate women to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health.
“We wanted to do something that showcased women’s strengths and weaknesses, because those are the two most important parts of battling something like cancer.”–Girls Gone RX Founder, Lindsey Marcelli
This powerful movement of women lifting for good started in 2012 with Girls Gone Rx founder, Lindsey Marcelli. Motivated by her own mother’s courageous journey with breast cancer, Marcelli wanted to create a way to inspire other women to feel strong and confident while raising money to help educate and empower young women.
“This team building event helps women learn to fight through obstacles and overcome them while learning to be strong, confident and fearless.”
The team-based crossfit competitions started at Lindsey’s own gym, Crossfit Eminence in Thornton, Colorado, and now has events all across the United States, Canada and Sweden.
In 2015, Bright Pink proudly became the beneficiary of Girls Gone Rx’s powerhouse fundraising efforts.
At U.S. events, a portion of each team’s registration fees benefit Bright Pink; but it doesn’t stop there. The competing teams of three are then incentivized to fundraise for Bright Pink because it makes up a portion of their overall competition score. Fundraising efforts and performance scores are then combined, and the winning team receives exclusive prizes.
“Each event and each workout is designed for women to come together and overcome something they perhaps didn’t think was possible.”
A Girls Gone Rx event is a unique and powerful experience. The athletes who partake in Girls Gone Rx competitions are strong and inspiring whether they’re in the gym competing or out in the world.
“Everyone involved in the events, from judges to volunteers to vendors and athletes, are committed to the cause. This is not just another competition – it’s an energy-fueled event built on a shared belief in supporting something greater than ourselves.”
Think you have what it takes to join them? Visit GirlsGoneRx.com to register for an event near you today!