Lift Up Autism - 09.19.15
WHAT IS LIFT UP AUTISM?
Josh Everett, TrainHeroic, and the CrossFit™ community rallied together in spectacular fashion to support the Autism community in a worldwide workout event called LiftUpLuke on October of 2013. This"competition for a cause" specifically sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism on families and individuals around the world. This year, we're upping the ante and doubling down our efforts to take the impact of the event to another level.
And with your help, we can make 10X the impact.
On September 19th, 2015 we’re rebooting the event under the more inclusive name of “Lift Up Autism” and calling athletes and coaches everywhere to mobilize around this cause.
THE WORKOUT: "LUKE"
5 MIN AMRAP
4 Power Cleans: 155 lbs. Men / 105 lbs. Women
24 Double Unders
The "Luke" workout is challenging but accessible. We have scaling options to accommodate athletes of all abilities and experience levels.
If you're new to CrossFit or have never done these movements, there are many other ways to participate and get involved.
"LUKE" HOST PRO-TIPS
The "Luke" workout is architected to be performed in a wave format so that boxes everywhere can accommodate hundreds of athletes in a matter of hours.
Using simple and standard equipment and operating under a 5 minute time constraint, boxes can pack 4-6 heats into a single class and crank up to 50 people thru the workout each hour.
Performed in such a manner, the electric environment reinforces the culture of your community and unifies your athletes in a wonderful, shared experience.
WHERE THE PROCEEDS GO
The Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Autism Tree Project Foundation was created as a way to help build community awareness for autism. ATPF's goal is to give children on the autism spectrum a voice and build a community of compassion towards the parents and families of these special children. ATPF helps thousands of families with autism create a roadmap for their child with autism and navigate a very complex system of care required for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
All monies donated to Autism Tree Project Foundation go straight to helping real families in the autism community. ATPF does not charge their families for any of their 16 critical support programs.
As big believers in ATPF, this event continues to support their growth and expansion by donating 33% of its proceeds so ATPF can reach and serve thousands of families across the country.
And what of the other 2/3?
Given the expected increase in impact this year, we’re extending the reach of the proceeds and bringing support to two other foundations that specialize in research, online support, and personal development for families and individuals in the Autism community. By distributing the remainder of the proceeds across these two additional organizations, we're supporting the Autism community from all angles.