CrossFit No Surrender Raises Over $30K for Cancer Center

Participants joined in the fight against cancer with 24 in 24 at Crossfit No Surrender, where 24 workouts were held in 24 hours


(Covington, La.) On Saturday, June 7, participants joined in the fight against cancer at CrossFit No Surrender’s 24 in 24 event benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

More than $30,000 was donated to the Center through sponsorships, donations and workout participation fees.

“This year’s goal was to raise $30,000 for the Cancer Center,” said CrossFit No Surrender owner, Shane Venezia. “I’m proud to say 24 in 24 not only met that goal, but exceeded it.”

Venezia’s dedication to fundraising in support of cancer awareness was inspired by his younger sister’s battle with breast cancer several years ago.

Twenty-four different workouts were held in 24 hours – every hour, on the hour – for a pledge per workout. The programming reflected the variety of strength, cardio and body weight exercises that comprise the CrossFit experience.

An impressive 12 people completed all 24 workouts. Each workout was dedicated in honor or memory of someone touched by cancer. As part of the event, there was a cancer survivors walk in which approximately 100 people participated.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care that strives to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families on the Northshore. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. Not only do patients have access to these vital cancer services and high quality cancer care, but these services are readily available close to home.