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Uriel, Lisa R, Mike O' log meters Friday evening.

1,111,111 And Done.

admin : November 23, 2014 8:23 pm : News

After just under 18 hours on seven Concept2 indoor rowers, Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes and special guests rowed 690 miles, or the equivalent of a family road trip to Asheville, NC, during The Million Meter Marathon, an event to raise awareness and funds for the American Brain Tumor Association.

Uriel, Lisa R, Mike O' log meters Friday evening.

Uriel, Lisa R, Jeff H, Mike O’, John C and Dave D accumulated 46,899 meters during their shift Friday evening.

It seemed only fitting that three  EAD | CFAH athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each — Tim F, Donna G and Coach Jim — were part of the group rowing Saturday around 7 a.m.  when the odometer rolled past one million meters during  The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. The ABTA is the first national nonprofit organization working to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. The Million Meter Marathon donation link on the ABTA web site is still open. If you haven’t had a chance to contribute, please consider doing so.

Members of the "Junior Crew", including Kiera, daughter of EAD | CFAH Steve S, added 9,915 meters to the tally. Other Junior Crew members included Charley S, Jack D, and Julien L.

Members of the “Junior Crew,” including Kiera, daughter of EAD | CFAH athlete Steve S, added 9,915 meters to the tally. Other Junior Crew members included Charley S, Jack D, and Julien L.

More than 100 EAD | CFAH athletes, plus special guests including Thomas Hayes, Mayor, Village of Arlington Heights; Robin LeBedz, Trustee, Village of Arlington Heights; four generations of the Stapleton Family, including 82-year-old patriarch Jim,  Dad to athletes John and Theresa; rowed for just under 18 hours to accumulate 1,111,111 meters. John & Theresa’s Mom, Winnie; our very own and very courageous Malaika; Kathleen P’s childhood friend, Marietta S; Coach Karen’s college friend, Tony P; Jeanette Z’s Dad; and Coach Jim’s marathon-loving Mom, Sarah, whose picture hangs near the front desk, are among the EAD | CFAH families impacted by a brain tumor.

The Million Meter Marathon is on track to raise an amount the ABTA deems “amazing” for a first-time event ; the fundraising tally will be released once all donations have been collected. Athletes who placed the winning bid on a silent auction items are encouraged to pay for and pick up their item this week. Winners have been notified by email. A complete list of the winners is posted at EAD | CFAH.

Thanks to everyone who helped make The Million Meter Marathon a reality. See you next year!

MillionMeterMarathonMeterClubThe ABTA notes that almost 70,000 new cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in 2013, and almost 700,000 people in the United States were living with the diagnosis of a primary brain or central nervous system tumor.

Friends of The Million Meter Marathon. Please Visit Their Website to Say Thanks.

 

 

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Thanks for Your Support | The Million Meter Marathon.

admin : November 21, 2014 10:41 am : News

MillionMeterMarathonSincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to The Million Meter Marathon now underway at Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights. Our very own Malaika, diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2013, has already logged 10,000m towards our goal of 1 million. Rowers are open during today’s 5 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. classes where each athlete will contribute 2,000m as part of the Workout of the Day. Action resumes at 6:30 p.m. when athletes, friends and VIPs will row through the night until we hit the 1 million meter mark.

Thanks to the amazing athletes and performance coaches who call EAD | CFAH their training home, the American Brain Tumor Association, including our contact extraordinaire, Jennifer Sloan, and the Friends of The Million Meter Marathon listed below. Follow our progress on our Facebook Page … and remember,   EVERY METER MATTERS!

EAD | CFAH athlete Malaika C posted her contribution to The Million Meter Marathon at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

EAD | CFAH athlete Malaika C posted her contribution to The Million Meter Marathon at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Can’t join us on a rower? EAD | CFAH athletes can head over to  MindBodyOnline and make a $25 donation. OR, peeps can head over to the secure event donation page on the American Brain Tumor Association site to make a donation in any amount. OR, feel free to drop by EAD | CFAH during regular business hours and drop a donation (checks made payable to the American Brain Tumor Association, please) in the collection jug or engage in a bidding way for one of the great items on the Silent Auction table.

Questions about The Million Meter Marathon? Please contact karen@eadperformancecenter.com or call 847.394.8110.

2014 Friends of The Million Meter Marathon

The Mayor of Arlington Heights and at least three Village of Arlington Heights Board of Trustees have signed on to row The Million Meter Marathon. Have you? If not … sign up today!

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The Million Meter Marathon | 11.21.14 – 11.22.14

admin : November 3, 2014 6:42 am : News

MillionMeterMarathonJoin us Friday, Nov. 21 & Saturday, Nov. 22 as we climb aboard the Concept2s and row until we log one million meters and raise funds to support the American Brain Tumor Association, the first national nonprofit organization working to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

We will row through the night, with the aim to log the final meters by 9 a.m. … just in time for a potluck breakfast buffet. There will be additional surprises along the way — including CrossFit workouts, a silent auction, and more — so grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a flywheeling good time.

Reserve your spot with a minimum donation of $25 to the ABTA, or by collecting pledges from family, friends, neighbors & co-workers for every meter you row.  A sign up sheet for rowing shifts and food will be at the front desk starting Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you’d like to row but can’t spend the night, no worries. Reserve one of the earlier spots Friday evening, drop in, log your meters and head home. Or,  snag one of the early morning spots Saturday and then stick around for the event breakfast buffet and to help us celebrate our contribution to the ABTA. Family members and friends are welcomed!

If you can’t row, you can still participate. Here’s how:

  • Donate. Visit our ABTA Event Page and make a donation, or drop cash or checks (please make checks payable to the American Brain Tumor Association) in the donation jug at EAD | CFAH.
  • Silent Auction. Either donate an item or service to the event Silent Auction or make a generous bid on one of the donated items. Every dollar raised in the Silent Auction directly benefits the ABTA.
  • Fuel. Contribute food & drink to support the athletes throughout the night, and / or to the Saturday morning breakfast buffet.
  • Sponsor. If you know an area business that would be interested in sponsoring the Million Meter Marathon, please help broker their support.  No donation is too small. Contact Coach Karen at 847.394.8110 or karen@eadperformancecenter.com.

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EAD | CFAH Athlete Malaika C.

Brain cancer has touched many in the EAD | CFAH Community, including:

  • Our very own and very courageous Malaika C
  • John S & Theresa L’s Mom, Winnie
  • Kathleen P’s childhood friend, Marietta S
  • Coach Karen’s college friend, Tony P
  • Coach Jim’s marathon-loving Mom, Sarah, whose picture hangs near the front desk.
  • If brain cancer has touched your life, please let us know so we can honor your loved one, too.

The ABTA notes that almost 70,000 new cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in 2013, and almost 700,000 people in the United States were living with the diagnosis of a primary brain or central nervous system tumor. You support will make a difference.

 

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