BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Regional functional fitness and CrossFit affiliates will come together on Jan. 28 to support The S.E.T.H. Project, an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) non-profit, with the inaugural ‘I don’t have much quit in me’ workout fundraiser.
Members at participating locations will complete one tough workout to honor founder Seth Poling, who is seven years into an ALS diagnosis, and the other 144-plus registered People with ALS (PALS) in West Virginia.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. For Seth, it currently means that he is unable to move any part of his body, other than his eyes. His brain, his thoughts, and his cognitive ability are fully functioning. This means he is literally a prisoner in his own body. Thanks to specialized technology, Seth is able to communicate, drive his wheelchair, and even control the TV using his eyes and a computer.
Locations participating in the fundraiser include:
- Buckhannon – Power Alley CrossFit
- Bridgeport – CrossFit Sozo
- Elkins – 1201 CrossFit
- Fairmont – Amaziah CrossFit and CrossFit CTRL
- Morgantown – Mountaineer CrossFit and CrossFit Ridgeline
- Parkersburg – Strong Tower Fitness
- Scott Depot – Firebreather Fitness
- Uniontown, Pennsylvania – CrossFit U-Town
To donate to the fundraiser, visit TheSethProject.org. To participate in the workout, visit a participating location or email info@TheSethProject.org to sign up before Jan. 6, 2023. The participation fee is $30 and includes an event T-shirt, stickers, and the chance to win prizes.
For more information on The S.E.T.H. Project please visit https://www.facebook.com/TheSETHProject.