Pushups for Charity was created to encourage people to give back while embracing a healthy lifestyle. This year will benefit The Boot Campaign who works with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds.
Online PR News – 09-May-2012 – San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – All San Francisco businesses interested in supporting Pushups for Charity and The Boot Campaign should visit www.PushupsForCharity.com/i-luv-my-body-fitness and register for more information. There is no cost to be a participant and join in the fun!
“It’s a great way to get fit, have fun and make a difference,” says Nolan. “Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of current fitness level. We help you get ready for the challenge so you can do as many pushups as possible in 90 seconds. The team that does the most pushups in 90 seconds wins the challenge. It’s that simple.”
Pushups for Charity, founded in 2010, began as an 80 gym challenge. Participants enlist the help of friends and family for sponsorships, with donations of as little as $0.50 per push up. The program was created to encourage people to give back while embracing a healthy lifestyle. Past events have risen over $250,000 and this year the event is aiming for a record $500,000 donation to benefit The Boot Campaign, a non-profit that donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.”
Kristen Nolan, Owner of I Luv My Body Fitness added, "We are honored to partner with The Boot Campaign for Pushups for Charity 2012. Our goal is to accomplish the dual purpose of not only raising funds for veterans causes, but raising the public's awareness of our military and those who serve and have served so we 'never forget'."
Those interested in joining the May 19th event should go to the newly launched Pushups for Charity website – http://www.pushupsforcharity.com/i-luv-my-body-fitness . The site features Pushups for Charity supporter Captain Chad Fleming who has been wounded in combat on three separate occasions after six deployments to Iraq and has undergone 20 surgeries, including the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Fleming has completed 5K-runs, triathlons and even the 2009 New York City Marathon with a prosthetic leg and embodies the spirit of the event.
Join Captain Chad Fleming, Pushups for Charity and The Boot Campaign by watching, liking and reposting this video:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pushupsforcharity and www.facebook.com/bootcampaign
Twitter: #PushUpsForCharity #BootCampaign
To register for the event please visit:
The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign started by five women from Texas, known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Girls launched the Boot Campaign in 2009 to spread awareness of the needs of military personnel returning home from combat and express gratitude to current military. Through the sale of military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.” www.BootCampaign.com