Today we're super excited to announce that we have formed a new fundraising partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The AACR, the world’s first and
largest cancer research organisation, will be the sole benefiting charity partner for Battle Cancer’s 2021 U.S. tour and U.S. events.
“Battle Cancer events are designed to bring everyone together through shared experience to create a community like no other. Partnering with the AACR Foundation allows us to focus the fitness community on a common goal of ensuring that cancer is not forgotten, to ensure those affected by cancer are not alone, and, importantly, that work continues to stop the devastating effect of cancer." Says our founder, Scott Britton.
"Through our partnership with CrossFit LLC, our global events, and most importantly our
community of all abilities in the fitness community, we couldn't be more proud and driven to provide a vehicle for the AACR to showcase the incredible work of the organisation and bring fundraising and awareness all year round."
Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s first and largest professional organisation dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes 48,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 127 countries.
“The AACR is honored to be launching this partnership with Battle Cancer,” said Mitch Stoller, AACR Foundation chief philanthropic officer and vice president of development. “This collaboration to raise awareness and funds for cancer research is incredibly special and important for all those who have been impacted by this disease. We are very enthusiastic about this partnership and the opportunity to join this passionate and powerful functional fitness community to make an impact together.”
Fundraising for the AACR will kick off at the end of this month when our two teams will meet in Madison, WI, for the 2021 CrossFit Games. Find out more and donate here.