Fourth annual pushups for charity kicks off on armed forces day
In Celebration of Armed Forces Day, Boot Campaign’s 4th Annual “Pushups for Charity” Kicks Off with Events Nationwide
Pushups For Charity To Raise One Million Dollars to Support Active Duty and Veteran Service Members
Boot Campaign’s 4th annual Pushups for Charity events kick off nationwide in celebration of Armed Forces Day, May 16, 2015. To-date, more than 100 teams across the country have registered to “push” against their friends and family, aiming to raise one million dollars to benefit the Boot Campaign, a national nonprofit focused on supporting military families.
Events are scheduled to take place across the country from Miami, Fla. to Anchorage, Alaska with big “pushes” slated for Los Angeles, San Jose, Irvine and Huntington Beach, Calif.; Staten Island, N.Y.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, Nev.
The Pushups for Charity fundraising challenge ends September 19th with “The Final Push” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Visit www.pushupsforcharity.com to register.
The Boot Campaign encourages all of America to get involved in 1 of 3 ways:
- Host a team – Plan an event and enlist family, friends, coworkers to do pushups
- Join a team – Teams are organized by city and state
- Donate – If you cannot physically push, push financially
Pushups for Charity official sponsorships include Viacom’s Spike TV, airing an outrageous 30-second PSA starring fitness celebrity Tony Horton, creator of P90X, and combat-wounded Staff Sergeant (ret.) Joey Jones, USMC EOD; Beachbody®, whose corporate mission is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives; BurnThis, a fitness social app making a monetary donation for each post of #IPush; and for the final event in Washington D.C., Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
Last year, Pushups for Charity participants helped the Boot Campaign provide over $500k in urgent financial assistance, $750k for housing assistance and $564k toward wellness and family initiatives that help our heroes have a more successful transition back into civilian life.