Lift Up Autism’s story starts with a boy named Luke, who in 2013 was diagnosed with Autism. Although his parents were shocked, they wanted to do everything they could to support Luke’s diagnosis; just like any parent would do for their child. Luke’s parents are CrossFitters and as CrossFitters do, they looked to their CrossFit community for help. The Everett’s didn’t want to just help their son but all the other “Luke’s” in the world and born was Lift Up Luke.
Lift Up Luke is a benefit WOD (Workout of the Day) that is 5 minutes long and unites CrossFitter and athletes around the world to support Autism Awareness. The first one was done on October 19, 2013 with such phenomenal support around the world that it has grown it’s support from several different companies sponsoring and helping in the effort.
Now known as Lift Up Autism, the WOD “Luke” will be done this year on September 19th. Athletes around the world will take part in the WOD to raise money for several different charities that either support families or aid in research. Please take 5 minutes on September 19th and help Lift Up Autism by finding a local box, registering, and working out for a cause.