CrossFit athletes workout to help fight breast cancer


More than 60 members of CrossFit The Rock, at 40 Maple Ave., participated in a special fundraising event called "Barbells For Boobs," on Friday, Oct. 26th, to raise money for breast cancer research.

Each participant performed an intense CrossFit workout called "Grace," which requires the athlete to execute 30 heavy barbell clean and overhead presses as fast as they can. A post-workout party was then held at MacArthur Park.

In the week's preceding the event, local CrossFit athletes raised more than $5,500 to support the Mammograms In Action grant program, which provides free mammograms and other diagnostic tests for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.

"Like so many in our Long Island community, a great number of our athletes have unfortunately been affected in some way by breast cancer," said Larry Maier, co-owner of CrossFit The Rock. "Our annual ‘Barbells For Boobs’ event allows us to take action against breast cancer and help fund important early detection testing that can absolutely save lives. Plus it's a great time and really brings out the best in our athletes and those who supported their efforts."

Those interested in learning more about "Barbells For Boobs" and Mammograms In Action can visit

CrossFit The Rock is one of the oldest and largest CrossFit affiliates on Long Island. The facility is currently located at 40 Maple Avenue in Rockville Centre. Those interested in learning more about CrossFit The Rock can call (516) 208-5894 or visit