“Ava Will Win.”
This week, we will come together as a community to support little Ava Khalipa, four-year-old daughter of CrossFit Games Champion, Athlete, and all-around good man Jason Khalipa.
A few weeks ago, Ava was diagnosed with Leukemia, and is currently undergoing intensive treatment and chemotherapy at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in their home state of California. In the video link above, Jason describes the effect this has had on their family, as well as how the experience has affected their perspective, and reminded them of the strength and unwavering support of the CrossFit Community as a whole.
Jason Khalipa’s influence and contributions to our community have been, and continue to be overwhelmingly positive. Now–he is asking for help. So how can we help?
This Thursday, February 18th, please join us at CFE for a mini-mighty HERO WOD to support Ava, Jason, Ashley, and Kaden in their fight.
The Khalipas have been explicit in saying that they do not require financial help at this time. We are asking that in addition to completing this WOD for Ava, you commit to at least one of the following…
Donate blood at a local blood bank within the next one month’s time
Make a donation to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (link HERE)
Make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (link HERE)
We will also have a BIG card for everyone to sign on Thursday–Ava is requesting cards (and loves zebras–if you feel so inclined, and would like to send her a little gift). I will mail the card and any other items to the Khalipas this weekend.
Let’s make a difference. Let’s do our part to shine a light on the darkness this family are facing, and bring a smile to this sweet girl’s face. As always–thank you so much, CFS!
–Your CFE Coaches 🙂
This Week’s WODs
*Cycle N/Week 1 of 12*
Short Interval (Mon 5pm): Partner WOD—3 rounds for time
Partner 1 Runs 200 Meters while Partner 2 holds a Hollow Rock Position
Partner 2 Runs 200 Meters while Partner 1 holds a Hollow Rock Position
Partner 1 Runs 400 Meters while Partner 2 holds a Push Up Plank Position
Partner 2 Runs 400 Meters while Partner 1 holds a Push Up Plank Position
Partner 1 Runs 600 Meters while Partner 2 holds an Air Squat Position
Partner 2 Runs 600 Meters while Partner 1 holds and Air Squat Position
C2: Partner WOD as above. Sub run portions with row distances as follows: 250/500/750
Long Interval (Thurs 5pm): Mini-mighty HERO WOD–“Ava Will Win.”
4 Rounds for time:
2 Rope Ascents 15′
8 Squat Clean Thruster 135/95
*WOD Notes: Ava is 4 years old (4 rounds), Jason Khalipa’s CFGames Athlete Number=8 (800m run), 28 more instances in which Ava will undergo sedation for procedures, referenced in Jason’s video (2 ascents + 8 SCThrusters)
C2: Mini-mighty HERO WOD–“Ava Will Win.”
Sub 1000m row for run portions of WOD
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