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“Erin Turner”

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Desert Devil CrossFit Memorial WOD

5.1K 128
  • For Time
  • 200 meter Run
  • 32 Air Squats
  • 200 meter Run
  • 32 Push-Ups
  • 200 meter Run
  • 32 Deadlifts (95/65 lb)

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Background: Dedicated to Erin Turner, born July 12, 1987, who was diagnosed with stage-3 malignant melanoma on April 3, 2008 at age 19. Erin passed away on March 13th, 2014 at the age of 26 in Houston Texas with her family by her side.

“What started off as a small mole on the back of her neck, transformed into a long 6-year brawl with cancer… Throughout her battle, she became a certified personal trainer where her passion for health and fitness touched the lives of so many. With a constant, positive outlook in life and a sunny upbeat disposition, she faced all adversity head-on. She discovered a passion for baking and creating healthy meals and a healthy lifestyle. Erin unflinchingly shared her story in order to empower other cancer survivors to fight and live life to the fullest every day. She continually talked on sun safety and the importance of personal health choices.”

Erin is the sister of DDCF members Kelsey Wright and Morgen Wright-Pfeifer and Widow Sean Tuner.

The “Erin Turner” Memorial WOD is created by Desert Devil CrossFit @desertdevilcrossfit (Las Cruces, New Mexico) in honor of Erin’s fight and the outstanding doctors and research that MD Anderson Cancer Research.

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