To Benefit MDA
Join Roy Briley as he challenges not only himself but fellow friends Jacob and Bernard to a push up challenge for Roy's 65th birthday
Over the course of the next year, they will not only work on their pushups, but they will collectively work together to raise at least $25,000 for the MDA. The final competition will take place on June 6, 2020 to see who can do the most continuous push ups in a single attempt. Roy has set his goal for 65 pushups for his 65th birthday.
Why a push up challenge for MDA? Roy wanted a fun way to raise money for the organization. Roy's grandson is directly affected by one of the diseases MDA covers, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It causes muscle to weaken often beginning by the age of three, first affecting the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs and shoulders. By the early teens, the heart and respiratory muscles are also affected, making it more difficult to breath. DMD can take away a child's ability to walk and play, hug their family members, and breath. There currently no cure for Duchenne and only a few treatments that help just a specific mutation of the disease.
Please help transform the lives of those living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and donate today. If you are interested in participating in the push up challenge, there is a minimum $1,000 fundraising donation(s) required.
Please contact Heather Johnson with the MDA for more information about how to be involved with the event.