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Lifting to Save a Pair by Robert Wilson - CrossFit Journal

Lifting to Save a Pair

By Robert Wilson

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

September 27, 2010

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Zionna Munoz has started a new program to support the fight against breast cancer. Robert Wilson explains how Amazing Grace—Barbells for Boobs got its start.

The CrossFit community is no stranger to fundraisers. And CrossFitters are no strangers to going against the grain, even if that means putting themselves on the line.

So much of CrossFit training embraces the ideals of focus, concentration and working through those toughest of moments. That’s when it’s best to have a community of supporters around you. The benefit from tough mental training that comes from CrossFit spills over into everyday life, including when dealing with the hardships faced by family and friends. This is one of the reasons CrossFit is more than just a gym, and CrossFitters are never more a true community than when they stand by one another to support a cause. Whether they’re supporting firefighters, soldiers or a loved one, CrossFitters step up and get things done.

One of these CrossFitters is Zionna Munoz, founder of Mammograms in Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funds to women who have trouble gaining access to mammograms. Many in the CrossFit community know Zionna simply as “Z.” She’s been involved with CrossFit since 2007 and was co-owner of CrossFit Next Level Performance in Lake Forest, Calif. What everyone is coming to know her for now, however, is her quest to save boobs—and lives.

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2 Comments on “Lifting to Save a Pair”


Markus Gerszi wrote …

Go Z!!!


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It was a pleasure to meet Zionna and the other ladies from mammograms in action at the 2010 CF Games. It was an honor to participate in "Amazing Grace" and help out just that little bit. I wish them the best of luck going forward...keep up the great work.

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