Event Recap: CrossFit for Hope
“No child should die in the dawn of life.” -Danny Thomas, St. Jude Founder
Well, we did it. You did it; $6,000+ dollars have been donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of CrossFit Costa Mesa and our amazing group of members and coaches.
Thank you very much to all who participated, attended and donated. More info on St. Jude below.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases through research and treatment.
St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives.
In the U.S., in children, more than 18,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. Child cancer survival rates have increased from less than 20% when St Jude opened to almost 80% today.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer. ALL has seen an impressive improvement in the five-year survival rate from 4% when St. Jude opened in 1962 to 94% today.
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