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Push-Up Challenge nets over $4,300 for victims of violence

By Carmen Hubbs
Special to The SUN

Photo courtesy Carmen Hubbs Twenty-five amazing women complete nearly 10,000 pushups in this year’s inaugural Push-Up Challenge. Ranging in age from 14 to 71, these ladies raised over $4,300 in pledges for the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program.

Photo courtesy Carmen Hubbs
Twenty-five amazing women complete nearly 10,000 pushups in this year’s inaugural Push-Up Challenge. Ranging in age from 14 to 71, these ladies raised over $4,300 in pledges for the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program.

The pushup — a timeless exercise that has survived workout trends throughout the years, surpassing the age of jazz exercises, wiggling belts jiggling your fat away and the death trap contraption they use in pilates.

The pushup — known to be the epitome of strength and fitness, a symbol of a true athlete. Our Push-Up Challengers were no exception to these iconic characteristics, each pushing beyond their goal, beyond their expectations.

Twenty-five amazing women came out to this year’s inaugural Push-Up Challenge. Performing remarkable feats of endless pushups in 30 minutes, these ladies, ranging in age from 14 to 71, together completed nearly 10,000 pushups. Beyond a huge sense of personal accomplishment, these ladies were all a part of something much bigger — helping victims heal and become empowered. Our Push-Up Challengers truly “pushed up” victims of domestic and sexual violence, raising over $4,300 in pledges for the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program.

This story was posted on July 3, 2014.