JMBCC Receives Donation from Legends Strength & Fitness Warehouse

Posted: 10/26/2016

Legends Strength & Fitness Warehouse generously donated $4,476 to The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, equaling 100 percent of the proceeds from their October 1 fitness event, Barbells and Boobs 2016.

“We are one small gym from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, but together we make ONE BIG DIFFERENCE!” said event organizer Ashley Archangelo Gray.

Participant Deanna Mennett commented, “The energy in that gym was amazing! But at the end of the day it wasn't about who came in what place or what time you had, it was about being there and giving it all you had for those who are fighting and have fought the battle of breast cancer. They are the strong ones...we are just people at a gym trying to raise money to help fight this battle. Legends isn't just a gym...we are family.”

Special thanks to Ashley Archangelo Gray and Logan Gray for the hard work and dedication they give to the members of the gym and the community and for making this fundraiser a success for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center.

Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit

Ebensburg gym to host breast cancer fundraiser

EBENSBURG – An Ebensburg fitness center is hosting a breast cancer fundraiser that pushes participants to challenge themselves. 

The second annual Barbels & Boobs is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Legends Strength & Fitness Warehouse at 324 Tanner Street. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. 

Ashley Archangelo-Gray, who owns the fitness warehouse with husband, Logan, said they started the event last year “because there is an unbelievable need for support of all kinds: from raising awareness, to providing funding for treatment, and beyond.”

“We all have someone who has been affected by breast cancer,” Archangelo-Gray said. “At Legends, this disease hits home especially hard because we have had members, close relatives, and friends diagnosed with this chronic disease.”

Doors will open and check-in will take place from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. the day of the event.

Heats will start at 12:15 p.m. and run every 30 minutes. 

Participants’ $30 registration includes entry fee, T-shirt, snacks and drinks. Anyone attending is encouraged to wear pink to show support for the cause. 

The workout challenge is to be completed with a partner, where repetitions can be divided in any way the two teammates choose. Running portions must be completed by each partner. 

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The first workout choice includes a 400-meter run followed by pull-ups, box jumps, lifting and another 400-meter run. 

The scaled workout challenge is a 400-meter run followed by burpees, box jumps, lifting and another 400-meter run. 

Box step-ups can be done in lieu of box jumps. 

The event will also have a youth division for three age groups. 

For those ages 4 to 6, the challenge includes kettlebell deadlifts, jumping pull-ups, burpees and a 100-meter run. 

The challenge for 7 to 9 year olds includes kettlebell deadlifts, jumping pull-ups, burpees and a 400-meter run.

Children from ages 10 to 13 can participate by completing a 400-meter run, deadlifts, dumbbell presses, burpees and a second 400-meter run. 

Staff will teach all movements prior to the workout and each child will have an adult helper to ensure safe form during the workout and to count repetitions, Archangelo-Gray said.  

For more information on the event, visit