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July 20, 2012

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CrossFit Equator in Jakarta raises over US$37,000 for sick kids. Emily Beers reports.

When Brian Pandji told Mary’s Cancer Kiddies that his gym was going to host a fundraiser to raise money for kids with cancer, they were polite but seemed skeptical.

“I don’t think they thought we would raise much money just by doing a 15-minute workout,” said Pandji, who owns CrossFit Equator in Jakarta, Indonesia.

But Pandji knew something the Mary’s Cancer Kiddies charity didn’t: that an entire community of CrossFitters around the world was excited to collectively tackle the workout Hope to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also knew that his own members at CrossFit Equator had the will and were prepared to work their asses off for the cause.

However, instead of donating to St. Jude, Pandji and Scott Hanna, his partner for the event, decided to give the money they raised to the Jakarta-based charity instead.

“We elected to keep the donations local to help kids in Indonesia with cancer. St Jude does amazing work, but the access to treatment for Indonesian kids is even more limited,” said Hanna.

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5 Comments on “Fifteen Minutes of Hope in Indonesia”


Great job guys! Keep up the amazing work at CrossFit Equator. We had the pleasure of coaching one of your athletes (Steve) for a few weeks when he was visiting the states, and he represented you guys extremely well!


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Nice work Brian!! Way to represent!


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Thanks everyone for the kind words. All of the work was done by the athletes.


replied to comment from Nicholas Scarabosio

Nick, glad to hear. Thanks for taking care of our athlete. Where is your box located by the way? We used to live in San Francisco for 10 years. I'll make sure I'll visit your box when we visit.

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