When Henry Ferrarin’s mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2012, he felt powerless. It was a feeling the youth basketball coach and athelete wasn’t used to dealing with.
His mother’s strength through her cancer treatment inspired him to start training for American Ninja Warrior. Now a two time American Ninja Warrior competitor, he’s also partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to “Ninja for a Cure.”
Through capturing acts of Ninja strength on social media, Henry and his friends are raising awareness and donations for the foundation. A lot of your favorite Ninja Warriors are involved.
Chris Wilczewski rocked pink pants and a “Ninja for a Cure” shirt during his season eight Philadelphia runs.
Jessie Graff showed off her grip strength.
We are honored to have one of the STRONGEST girls on ANW @jessiegraffpwr crushing the Vertical Limit in her #ninjaforacure shirt! She absolutely KILLED it at the LA Qualifiers last week, and we can't wait to see her in city finals! There is really no limit to what this girl can do! Thanks for the support Jessie!! #Repost @jessiegraffpwr (via @repostapp) ・・・ This is how I #ninjaforacure! Go to www.ninjaforacure.com to buy a shirt or donate the #breastcancerresearchfoundation. This is the longest #verticallimit I've ever done!
Jake Murray did it in his own unique way, naturally.
Even Jessie’s pet pig, Sammo Hog, put her skills on display.
Excited to present our first animal #ninjaforacure video! @sammohog has been training very hard to be a ninja! She is learning from the best: her mother, the one and only @jessiegraffpwr ! We are working on micro pig-sized shirts #Repost @sammohog with @repostapp ・・・ My name is Sammo Hog, and this is how I #ninjaforacure! Go to www.ninjaforacure.com to buy a @ninjaforacure shirt, or donate to the #breastcancerresearch foundation. @jessiegraffpwr @aprilkitty @reallifeninja
Najee Richardson went flying.
Showing some love and support for #ninjaforacure last night on my favorite obstacle the flying bar at the @mlabpk My good friend @ninjaforacure is doing a really cool thing and helping raise money for @bcrfcure check out his page to see more awesome videos! How do you ninja for a cure? @ninjawarrior #RebelRichardson #AmericanNinjaWarrior #ANW #ANW8 #trueninjatraining
Drew Drechsel Ninja-d right up the Warped Wall.
VOLUME UP!!! When at first you done succeed, admit your wrong doings so you can #improve. And always make sure your #training partner will call you out!! Look for @reallifeninja and I tomorrow night on #americanninjawarrior! Running up a #warpedwall is hard enough by itself, but running with another person is a psychological #challenge! Thank you @ninjaforacure for #inspiring me to push my #limits and @ryan_strat and #ninjaquest for being such great hosts!! #ANW8 #anw #warriors #ninjaforacure #ninja #ninjalife #icheated #ninjawarrior #pink #practicemakesprogress #nolimits
Thomas Stillings flipped at the chance to get involved.
My good friend @ninjaforacure is helping to raise awareness for breast cancer through us ninjas here in season 8. For more information go to ninjaforacure.com. So this is how I ninja for a cure! How do you? #ninjaforacure #americanninjawarrior #TheTrueNinja #trueninjatraining #parkour #parkoursa #SACrew #awareness
Jon Alexis Jr developed his own Salmon Ladder strategy.
My fellow ninja giant Henry Ferrarin and his girl Maura @Sherm21 are raising funds and awareness for breast cancer in a great way where ninja warrior enthusiasts are encouraged to show off their skills. Buy a shirt and record a video with proceeds going to cancer research or donate directly on his website. Challenge accepted! "I'm Jon Alexis and this is how I @ninjaforacure!... How do you #ninjaforacure?" #breastcancerawareness #ANW8 #SalmonLadderTricks #MoFroMoFlo
You can be sure Henry is keeping his training on point as well.
If you’d like to get involved in “Ninja for a Cure,” you can! Make a donation. Buy a shirt. Get on Instagram and upload your own video showing off how to Ninja for a cure.
Follow “Ninja for a Cure” on Instagram for more demonstrations of Ninja strength.