As of Aug 18, 2015, Girls Gone Rx is officially trademarked. The company also just hit $15,800 in donations to Bright Pink, a charity that raises money and awareness to battle breast cancer.
Girls Gone Rx started with the idea of getting women together to benefit a great cause. They aim to showcase women’s strengths and weaknesses, two important parts of battling cancer. The team-building event helps women learn to fight through obstacles and overcome them while learning to be strong, confident and fearless.
Every U.S.-based event benefits the breast cancer charity. International events benefit local cancer charities. Everyone involved, from judges, volunteers, vendors, spectators, gym owners and athletes believe everyone should have fun while supporting an amazing cause. This is not just another competition — it’s an energy-fueled event built on a shared belief in supporting something greater than oneself.
Girls Gone Rx’s first competition was in 2012 and was hosted at CrossFit Eminence, the gym of Girls Gone Rx founder, Lindsey Marcelli. In 2014, the company went global with events all across the US, Canada, and Sweden.
Last year, Girls Gone Rx hosted eight events. This year it will host 24 events, all of which have mini goals of raising $5,000 each. Girls Gone Rx’s overall fundraising goal for 2015 is $25,000. The event in Denver, Colorado has the biggest goal of raising $20,000. Denver has 390 women competing in a one-day competition on September 26, 2015 at CrossFit Eminence. It is the largest competition in all of Colorado, with athletes from all over the southwest region.