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Want to learn more about our CrossFit Preschool and CrossFit Kids programs? Info about these programs now lives on our Programs and Membership Options page here. The mission of both programs is to emphasize good movement through games and activities. Developing a positive association between fitness, physical activity, and the joy of movement is the primary goal of our program. Think of it like the gym class you wish you had growing up! If you want to sign your kids up, check out the latest sessions and options in our online store under “Kids.”
- Happy belated birthday, Ben A.!
Meat CSA Pickup Today! And How about Fish?
The Herondale meat pickup is today, 6-8:30pm. Remember to bring bags to carry your share home. Any issues or questions, please text Michele at 347-645-4524, or email her at mignyc [at] gmail.com.
If you are still looking to sign up for the new fish CSA with Big City Fish Share, the deadline to get in before the first delivery is Wednesday. Sign up here; the first delivery is next Saturday, June 13.
Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive at CFSBK on June 21
The cure for blood cancer is in your hands. Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma. For many patients a marrow transplant is the only life-saving treatment, yet 70% don’t have a matching marrow donor in their family, like little Asaya. CrossFit South Brooklyn is hosting a donor registry drive in partnership with BE THE MATCH, which over the past 25 years has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world and offers support and education before, during and after transplant.
A representative from BE THE MATCH will be at CFSBK on Sunday, June 21 from 9:30am-2:30pm to explain what it means to join the registry, plus help you understand the health requirements and the commitment. After completing the necessary paperwork, all you then have to do to complete your registration is give four swabs of cheek cells, that’s it! Your cheek cells with then be tissue-typed and become a part of the registry doctors around the world search to find matches for their patients for potential bone marrow donation.
Additional Details About the Donation Process
There are no restrictions in terms of not eating/drinking prior to your cheek swab, but donors do need to be ages of 18-44 and in good general health.
If you are selected, donors will be asked to donate in one of two ways:
Peripheral blood cell (PBSC) donation involves removing a donor’s blood through a needle in one arm. The blood is passed through a machine that separates out the cells used in transplants. The remaining blood is returned through the other arm.
Bone marrow donation is a surgical procedure in which liquid marrow is withdrawn from the back of the donor’s pelvic bones using needles. Anesthesia is always used for this procedure, so donors feel no pain during marrow donation. Most donors feel some pain in their lower back for a few days afterwards.
Learn more here.