By David Roderick

The Everyday Warrior is a non-profit organization that was started by Brittany and Matthew Gill to help individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Brittany was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and she soon realized she would not fight it alone. IMG_6987Her CrossFit Community was there to help and support her and her family. They founded the organization for the purpose of raising awareness, inspiring and empowering those who have been diagnosed as well as to offer financial support.




Through the Everyday Warrior organization, our friend Jen who has also been diagnosed with cancer knew she would not endure the cancer treatments alone. She had a community as well; the members of CrossFit Seekonk and CrossFit Unhinged participated in The Battle Series, which is an annual 4-week online competition. IMG_7025Participants donated a registration fee and completed 1 workout a week over 4 weeks. The members also bought t-shirts, hats, and bandanas as fundraisers in support of Jen. As you probably know, fighting cancer is not free and it usually hits a family’s funding resources pretty hard.


Two weekends ago at CrossFit Seekonk, Janessa Brindza and Kristina Perrizo representing Everyday Warrior traveled from Oregon to participate in a “Deck of Cards” workout with Jen’s community of CrossFitters. Matthew via video also spoke to Jen and Jay (Jen’s husband) and his words touched many hearts. They also presented Jen with a check to help her with her battle to beat Mantle Cell Lymphoma.IMG_7009



For more information on Everyday Warrior please go to:

To learn more about Jen and her battle please see her page on Facebook: #JenBeatsMCL IMG_6972



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