LIFT 4 LIZA is a charity weightlifting event honoring the life of Liza Angelicchio, an Indiana native who showed true strength while fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and many rare complications that came with it for over 3 years. Liza gained her angel wings on July 9, 2016
For more info on Liza and her story, please read this blog she wrote celebrating National Cancer Survivor Day in June 2016, which outlines her battles with Leukemia, Graft vs. Host Disease, Endocarditis and more. Liza was truly an inspiration to everyone who had ever met her and this event will honor the long-lasting legacy that she left with us.
LIFT 4 LIZA is on October 8, 2016 at 1 & Only Fitness from 12-4pm. All funds raised by this event will be donated to Be The Match, a national bone marrow registry that helped Liza find her donor and eventually became her employer and passion in life. Be The Match representatives will be at the event and you'll have an opportunity to register to become a bone marrow donor. More info on that process is below!
HOW IT WORKS:
There are three ticket types:
- Participating - $20 - This enters you into the 4-minute squat challenge, making you eligible to raise funds through pledges who donate a predetermined amount for every squat you perform in 4-minutes. You choose your squat weight (Bodyweight, 25-lbs, 45-lbs, 65-lbs, 95-lbs, 135-lbs, 185-lbs or 225-lbs) and find pledges to support your performance to raise money for Be the Match! After you purchase this option, a member of the 1 & Only Fitness team will reach out to you directly to solidify all details and give you the participant package.
- Attending - FREE - Come support the event, have fun and enjoy a beautiful day with us!
- Donating - If you can't make it to the event, we would greatly appreciate all contributions!
FUN STUFF IN THE WORKS!
We are still finishing up the final details, but plan to make this an incredible day for all! Aside from the squat challenge, we'll have the grill fired up in the parking lot for a little backyard barbecue! We're also planning additional fun activities to make this fun for the entire family. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS, BUT RSVP OR REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!
- Food Trucks
- Dunk Tank
- Cornhole Tournament
- Silent Auction
- Other Food/Drinks
Q: What is Be the Match?
A: Be The Match® is a global leader in bone marrow transplantation, curing over 70 different blood diseases. Patients rely on an unrelated donor 70% of the time. You can sign up to be a donor at LIFT 4 LIZA.
Q: How can I become a bone marrow donor for a patient in need?
A: Joining Be The Match is easy. It simply involves filling out a short form and doing 4 quick cheek swabs. To register, you must be:
- 18-44 years of age
- In good general health
- Willing to donate to anyone in need.
Plan to sign up at LIFT 4 LIZA. It only takes 5 minutes and you have a 1 in 430 chance of being called as a match and potentially saving a life.
Q: Why is there a 4-minute time limit on squats?
A: The 4-minute time limit is to acknowledge that every 4 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed with a blood disease such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is also why we used a "4" instead of "for" in the event name. We also want to put a time limit on the squat challenge to add an element of self-competition so you can push yourself to the limits to raise as much money as possible!
Q: I'm not into fitness, can I still come to the event?
A: Yes! This event is open to anyone and everyone, no matter your fitness level or relationship with Liza. You are welcomed to come watch the squat challenge, enjoy the parking lot party we're hosting and enjoy the overall atmosphere. We want as many people here to remember Liza's legacy as possible.
Q: Is this event outside or inside?
A: Both. We'll have activities going on both inside and outside so dress appropriately for either option.
Q: Can I just give a flat donation instead of pledging?
A: Absolutely. We would love any type of support for this event. If you're more comfortable making a flat donation, we'd greatly appreciate it.