Thursday was a good day to come in if you wanted to work on your lunges and give to a great cause. So many of you came out to support the Lunges for Laila event and we want to thank all of you for sacrificing your glutes, quads and hamstrings for such a special fundraiser.
This was the second year Sandia held Lunges for Laila and everyone who participated at Sandia really cranked out those lunges, helping us raise close to $1,500!
Sandia CrossFit members Tina Arce and Sachi Biggs started Lunges for Laila in honor of Tina's daughter who has been battling cancer since she was three and a half. Laila just turned six on Valentine's Day and was all smiles at the event yesterday watching all of you do your lunges.
"So far she is doing excellent and doing great off the chemo," said Tina. "It's a long road and we're just hoping that she stays cancer free. The reason we do Lunges for Laila is so we can give back to the UNM Children's Hospital. We spent over three months at the hospital during her first year of treatment. We basically lived at the hospital so we want to give back to the kids there and the hospital facility."
You can learn more about Laila's story by going to the Facebook page Prayers for Laila.
We also want to give a shoutout to the UNM Women's Rugby Team and other CrossFit boxes in the area that participated. This was the first year other boxes got involved and we hope the event continues to grow for next year. Thanks everyone!