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Day4Daisy Fundraiser at CrossFit Pacific Coast

Aug. 16, 2012


Daisy Love Merrick
Daisy Love Merrick

CrossFit Pacific Coast is hosting a fundraiser, Day4Daisy at its Santa Barbara, Calif., location on Aug. 25.

The funder will raise money for Daisy Love Merrick who is living with cancer. Merrick is a Carpinteria, Calif., resident and is 7 years old now, but was diagnosed when she was a tender 5 years old.

Merrick has had to go through multiple lengthy surgeries to try and remove a Wilms tumor, which has changed in size, and has taken up most of her abdominal cavity.

April 11 was the most recent surgery, and while the tumor was only the size of a golf ball (previously it had been the size of a grapefruit), the operation required that her spleen be removed as well. She survived the surgery, but she faces more treatment.

According to the Day4Daisy website, the next steps include chemotherapy and a possible stem cell transplant. Her parents are pursuing both traditional and progressive cancer treatments in America and Israel. The estimated cost not covered by insurance will total close to half a million dollars.

That is why CrossFit Pacific Coast is hosting this fundraiser in her honor. So far, more than 60 athletes athletes and sponsors have donated more than $7,000 for the Merrick family.

All are welcome to attend and participate in the CrossFit workout. Registration for athletes is $30. Donors and business sponsors also are welcomed to donate to Merrick in hopes that she fully recovers.

Event Schedule
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Athlete Check-in
9:30 a.m. Athlete meeting
10 a.m. First heat of competition
noon to 5 p.m. BBQ, music and raffle

AMRAP 7 minutes: 10 box jumps (24"/20")/ 5 HSPU Mod (10 Hand release pushups)
2 min rest
AMRAP 5 minutes: 10 pullups / 5 deadlifts (135#/95#) Mod (95#/65#)
2min rest
AMRAP 3 minutes: 10 double unders / 5 burpees
2 min rest
1 min Row for calories

Crossfit Pacific Coast is located at 220 East Cota, Santa Barbara, Calif.

How you can help: If you would like to support or participate in the "Day4Daisy" fundraiser you can do so in a number of different ways. If you are an athlete and would like to compete in the DAISY WOD, whether you are in Santa Barbara or competing at your local crossfit gym, please register as an athlete. We are also encouraging athletes to ask others to donate in their name by sending friends and family to this site to sponsor an athlete. If you do not know an athlete to sponsor but would like to show your support please donate to help Daisy.

Business Sponsorship: We are currently reaching out to local business and organizations to support and sponsor the "Day4Daisy" event. If you are the owner of a local business or organization and are interested in either participating in the days activities or would like to be an event sponsor please contact: Eric Campbell at (831) 917-5075.

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