How do I get involved?
You can either register to be a participant , sponsor participants and affiliates, or both. As a registered participant, people can search for you through the site. Seek out sponsors and have them visit your page to make a pledge or donation.
What's CrossFit for Hope?
CrossFit is combating childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its inaugural CrossFit for Hope fundraiser, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Contributions can be performance-based pledges or donations for participants and affiliates. We'll keep track of the athlete performances and donations for each individual and every participating Affiliate.
When is the "Hope" workout?
The Hope workout is on June 9, 2012. Contact your affiliate for more information about the schedule for the workout day.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases through research and treatment.
St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives.
In the U.S., in children, more than 18,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. Child cancer survival rates have increased from less than 20% when St Jude opened to almost 80% today.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer. ALL has seen an impressive improvement in the five-year survival rate from 4% when St. Jude opened in 1962 to 94% today.
What is CrossFit?
For more information on what CrossFit is, start here.
Why support St. Jude?
The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life," and your donations help bring us closer to the day when every precious life can be saved.
How much of what I donate actually benefits the children?
100% of the proceeds from CrossFit for Hope go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude.
To sponsor a participant or affiliate, use the "Donate or Make a Pledge" block in the right column of the site and search for the athlete or affiliate you would like to sponsor. There are two choices: Performance-based Pledges and Flat Donations.
If you opt for a Performance-based Pledge, you can choose how much you would like to pledge per point (rep) earned by the participant during the workout on June 9, 2012. Once the athlete enters their score for the workout, you will receive an email detailing how you can fulfill your total pledge amount.
If you opt to contribute with a Flat Donation, you can make an immediate contribution payment.
Both forms of sponsorship will contribute to the donations-earned amount of the participant, the affiliate, and the overall event, represented by a thermometer on their respective pages.
Is my pledge/donation tax-deductible?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. St. Jude is a nonprofit charity operating since 1962. Our federal tax identification number is 62-0646012. You should consult your financial planner or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering. We provide a receipt for all online gifts that can be used to claim a tax deduction. If you need a copy of the receipt or need a receipt for your annual giving please call 1-800-822-6344.
I'm not a member of a CrossFit affiliate. Can I still participate in Hope?
Yes! All members of the community are welcome. When registering, click the checkbox next to "No Affiliate".
Can I participate if I live outside the US?
CrossFit for Hope is open to international members of our community as well. St. Jude can accept electronic/online donations in US Dollars via Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
St. Jude can also accept checks, provided they are sent with the check donation form. Look for a link to the check form in your registration welcome email or on your profile after sign in/registration.
Click here for a full list of countries St. Jude can accept donations from.
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