Mark Beiswanger Memorial WOD

Tears rolled down my face when I read this on facebook yesterday:

CrossFit Stafford will once again host the Mark Beiswanger Memorial WOD (Workout of the Day) on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10AM to Noon.

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The cost of participating in the WOD will be $25 and with your donation, you will receive a t-shirt and admission to the cookout following the WOD. 

Please preregister on link on the left sidebar.  This is an open WOD so you don’t have to be a member in order to participate.  All proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Bring your friends and family to support this charitable event and to honor Mark’s memory.”

I went to high school with Mark and had NO idea he took his own life- and two years ago, no less!  If you know me than you know my heart-breaking connection with suicide and passion for suicide prevention.  While we were never close, I do remember Mark’s jovial yet reserved manner, and I cannot believe he is gone.  It is never easy to learn a friend has passed, and even harder when I learned it was by suicide.

As much as I would LOVE to do this WOD at Crossfit Stafford, I will be attending a close friend’s bachelorette celebration.  However, I do intend to donate to the cause and spread the word.

*Fellow Crossfitters, please spread the word about this memorial WOD.  And if you’re in the DC Metro or NOVA area, please consider joining Crossfit Stafford for a WOD to honor Mark.  As mentioned above and on their site, its an open WOD and anyone can join.*

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You are not alone.  You matter and there is hope.  If you or someone you know are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  You can find more information on Suicide Awareness and Prevention on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention‘s website.

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3 thoughts on “Mark Beiswanger Memorial WOD

  1. Hugs. ❤ I'm so sorry to hear about Mark's passing, and can only imagine how shocked and saddened you were when you read about it yesterday. The Memorial WOD sounds like a great way to remember him. Thanks for spreading the word. xoxo

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