Women from across the county looking to flex their muscles descended on Crossfit Barrie this weekend to compete and raise money for a good cause.
The third annual Girls Gone Rx competition took place at the Barrie gym on Saturday morning to raise money for breast cancer research, bringing in 84 women competing in 28 teams of three, volunteers, and spectators to cheer on their efforts.
“Our facility is 73 per cent women. We have a few women (at our facility) who have had breast cancer, or have close relations to women who have had breast cancer,” said Ashley Baynes, co-owner of CrossFit Barrie. “For us, it’s just about getting behind a great cause to raise money and awareness for research and eventually, find a cure.
The funds will go toward supporting women in local communities who are going through treatment and might need a little extra support, said Baynes.
While some teams from Barrie competed, there were teams from as far away as Sudbury, Bradford, Newmarket and Orillia in the mix as well.
While Baynes said they didn’t have a specific fundraising goal, each team was slated to raise at least $40, Crossfit Barrie was planning to do some raffles and baked goods were available for sale on site. Baynes said last year the event brought in about $3,000.
For more information on Girls Gone Rx, click here.