A day of heavy lifting

| 16 Jul 2015 | 01:24

Cross Fit Blue Bridge hosted a charity event featuring a marathon workout session on Saturday, July 11 at The Ann Street Park in Milford.

The goal is to lift 1 million pounds off the ground in one day, to help in the battle against cancer. Cross Fit Blue Bridge staff and members of the gym and passersby participated in the fundraiser that benefited the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital organization.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's — a not-for-profit, section 501 organization — mission is to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Men, women and children spent several hours pumping iron. The event went on from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Every year we try to put together a fundraiser for St. Jude cancer research," Mike Repecki owner of Cross Fit Blue Bridge and Milford resident said. "This year we are going to lift a million pounds in one day. We want people from the community to come and participate. We have coaches supervising what's going on. If someone lifts a hundred pounds once that is a hundred pounds towards the total. The goal is to reach a million pounds by six o'clock this evening."

Repecki is a life long health enthusiast and is also an active law enforcement officer.

Cross Fit Blue Bridge general manager Donna Fleming and gym member Vanessa Palma helped Repecki put the million pounds event together.

Milford Open Mic of Milford provided live music as lifters lifted their way towards a million pounds. Fully Equipt, John's of Arthur Avenue, Independence True Value, Golden Hammer Tattoo Studios, The Frisky Goat Coffee House, Diamond Homes and Jorgenson's at The Dimmick Inn were among a roster of local businesses who donated food and material support towards the event.

Cross Fit Blue Bridge is located at 837 Route 6, Unit 4, Shohola. For more information on Cross Fit visit www.crossfitbluebridge.com or more information on St. Jude visit www.stjude.org.

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