Push yourself to support a good cause!

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A new event helps you stay fit while raising money to support vulnerable and at-risk kids.

The Push Up Tour asks participants to complete one push up for every kilometre of Le Tour de France – in other words, 3460 push ups over 21 stages in the 23 days of this prestigious event.

Since 2013, co-founder Stacy Mitchell has raised almost $150,000 for children’s charities. And this year, he aims to raise more than $50,000 for national children’s charity, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, which works to keep kids safe from violence and bullying.

It all started in 2012 at Stacey’s work, he said.

“About 20 of us in the office decided it would be fun to follow Le Tour de France and match the cyclists’ kilometres with push ups.

“We had a big chart on the walk; and, each day, we’d get together to record our push ups. It wasn’t unusual to walk out of the lift and trip over a gaggle of people doing push ups in the hallway!”

Since that time, the event has progressively become a little more ‘refined’, and most importantly, the event raises much needed funds to children’s charities.

“Everyone involved in the event is a volunteer, donating their time,” Stacy said.

“This year, we have people from the around the country all dedicating their essential skills to ensure the event is great success. We all meet regularly to plan the event, via Zoom conference calls, at night after our ‘real work’ has finished.”

This is the third year the Push Up Tour is supporting the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and acting CEO Linda Barry said she was very grateful.

 “These funds go towards our programs which keep our children safe and help protect them from bullying and cyber bullying,” Mrs Barry said.

 “Over 22 years, the Foundation has helped more than two million children. Support from the Push Up Tour is invaluable.”

 Stacy said people can register as an individual or a team.

 “If you are part of a team, you can share the push ups between you. So, get a group together, put a chart on the wall, and use it as a team builder. And just remember, “The pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow!”

Online registrations for The Push Up Tour are now open.

Follow the tour on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 For media enquiries, please phone Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s Media & PR Specialist, Deb Morris, on 0450 784 847.

 

 

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