One of the things I love about CrossFit is how it helps people deal with life’s challenges. I have watched it again and again as they stare at the floor and I can see their struggles on their faces. We all have a story, and this community and it’s workouts helps people walk through it all one step at a time.
One year ago I had a new member, Scott Anderson, sign up for CrossFit a couple of weeks after his wife, Beth, passed away. Beth was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 48 on August 21st, 2018, and passed away on June 4th, 2020. He misses her every day!
Beth loved to exercise so we are having a FREE workout for the public to honor Beth on what would have been the 3rd anniversary of her diagnosis. This will be a workout that ANYONE (yes, anyone!) can do and those of us at CrossFit Odyssey will be there to coach you and help you through it. We will also be primarily outside to prevent the spread of Covid.
We will also be honoring those who are living with Alzheimers and those we’ve lost. Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including more than 6 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 11 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
- Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10am
- CrossFit Odyssey, 4202 West Lovers Lane
- Workout For Beth
Stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s and make a donation today to help the Alzheimer’s Association support all those facing this disease. And I hope that whether or not you can attend, you will donate to his charity, The Longest Day, in Beth’s memory to help find a cure for this horrible disease.
Each day gives us challenges. Some days they are enormous. It isn’t always easy. But together we can walk the path. One step at a time.