Thursday, June 11, 2009

camp and crossfit

I just wanted to give a big thank you to John and Machiko of CrossFit Toronto for deciding to dedicate all funds raised at their CrossFit Sun Up to Sun Down summer solstice workout marathon to Camp Bucko. There were so many organizations to choose from and I am grateful you picked an organization that is close to my heart. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Camp Bucko, it is a camp for children recovering from burn injuries to meet and bond with other children who have gone through a similar experience. But mostly it is a place for kids just to be kids and have fun without being singled out and just have fun in a camp environment. It is a place for self esteem and compassion and acceptance. From what I know, severe burn injuries are some of the most excruciating injuries to recover from. It can take months of skin grafts and surgeries and multiple rounds of antibiotics and anti rejection medicine. And once the physical wounds are healed, the emotional healing continues. These children are beautifully resilient and the bravest of the brave and this camp provides them with all the fun, love, and acceptance they deserve.

Again, thank you John and Machiko and the extended CrossFit family on the impact you make on people's lives. Keep up the great work and the killer workouts.

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