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The Auggie Memorial Workout

The Auggie Memorial Workout at CrossFit Invictus in San Diego

The Auggie Memorial Workout
Written by Invictus Member Bryan Babbitt

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. A month where our teal colors are worn to show awareness for ovarian cancer and support for those affected by the disease. Over 21,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year with over two-thirds diagnosed in Stage III or later.

September is a special month that is near and dear to my heart, as my mother, Margaret “Auggie” Babbitt, was a victim of ovarian cancer and passed in 2012. Auggie raised her children in a small town in Texas and in 2011, after three months of a boot camp at her local gym, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Auggie showed the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer, including bloating, abdominal pain and having difficulty eating, but attributed those symptoms to her boot camp classes. Auggie’s diagnosis was in Stage III, where there was only a 39% chance of a 5 year survival. For 13 months Auggie battled the disease, lost her hair to chemotherapy and spent several months in and out of hospital visits. The disease proved too much and Auggie peacefully passed on April 10th, 2012. Auggie was a sister to six siblings, a wife and mother of two.

On Saturday September 12th, help us remember Auggie Babbitt and raise awareness for teal and ovarian cancer such that no more sisters wives and mothers are lost. Join us for one of our Saturday group sessions as we perform a special “Auggie” workout in memorial and to raise awareness for this horrible disease.

We encourage everyone to participate and wear your teal in support!

TeamFit

References
“Survival rates for ovarian cancer, by stage”. American Cancer Society. Reviewed: March 2015. Accessed August 2015.
“Ovarian Cancer”. Center for Disease Control. July 2012. Accessed August 2015.

Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 | Post a comment

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Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Post a comment
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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Post a comment
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New and Improved Invictus Athletes’ Camp – October 23-25, 2015

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