Battle Series is an Online Functional Fitness Competition Raising Money for Everyday Warriors Fighting Cancer

October 19, 2015

The 2015 Battle Series starts November 2nd and is a four-week long functional fitness online competition that is raising money for athletes fighting cancer. It’s a great cause with a touching story behind it, so click on over to their site, sign up, and show some support!

“Everyday Warrior is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the primary mission to inspire, empower, and financially support individuals in the CrossFit community who have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently undergoing treatment.”
everyday-warrior.org

Here’s a video about Brittany Gill who’s story inspired the creating of Everyday Warrior….


After 30-year-old Brittany Gill was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she did what any CrossFit athlete would: She used her chemotherapy IV pole for an overhead squat.

“I didn’t realize at the time how dangerous that particular thing was,” Gill says.

Chemotherapy drugs can be extremely harmful to skin, so throwing a pole overhead definitely wasn’t the best idea. But Gill started a trend. To stave off the boredom of seven hours of chemo, she began posing for photographs in the hospital while doing various moves frequently found in CrossFit workouts: pistols, clean and jerks, Turkish get-ups.

“We all just sit crammed in a room with recliners and IV poles, and there’s no privacy, and there’s no fun, and it’s pretty quiet,” Gill explains.

To say she’s taken her diagnosis in stride is putting it lightly.

“To me it was just an immediate thing to joke about, like, ‘I don’t have to warm up because I have cancer,'” Gill says.

At CrossFit Salem, she quips: “Why should I have to warm up? What’s the worst that can happen? I’ll get cancer?”

Gill, mother to a 1-year-old, also participated in the CrossFit Games Open this year, finishing 571st in the North West Region.

“It’s hard to sit around and feel sorry for yourself when you have a 1-year-old that’s running around the house.”

Video by Ian Wittenber.

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