I’m doing push ups to raise money for the MS Fitness Challenge. Please join me in the 100,000 Push Up Challenge!
Why am I doing this?
The number of cases of MS are increasing daily – and no one is immune. MS does not discriminate; it affects men, women, and children, and impacts over 2.5 million individuals worldwide.
The goal of the MS Fitness Challenge is to educate people with MS and their trainers on exercise and nutrition, leading to a lifestyle of fitness. We hope such a mindset will help all in conquering this disease through a complete management protocol. Partnered with our many loyal sponsors, MSFC is certifying fitness professionals worldwide to work one-on-one with people with MS in an effort to educate and train them on the benefits of health & fitness towards winning the battle against multiple sclerosis.
MSFC provides fitness trainers worldwide with the tools and training they need to effectively and safely train people with MS. As a result, they have already impacted the lives of over 46,000 people in 25 different countries that are battling this disease! Your donations will be key to furthering their important and ambitious work worldwide.
On a personal level, when I was initially diagnosed with MS, I focused on the negatives: relapses, flares, fatigue and disability. The list seemed endless. Visions of ending up in a wheel chair, or at least having to use a cane or a walker scared me. Fortunately, I discovered the MS Fitness Challenge gym, and they helped me see a different view of life with MS. I realized I could get stronger with the right exercises and lifestyle adjustments.
I found my tribe! When I became part of the supportive MSFC family, all my “siblings” were fighting the same battle. We celebrate the smallest accomplishments and lift each other up. Encouraging each other through inevitable bumps in the road, we are all living full and active lives with MS. For example, every month there is a different physical group challenge, such as wall sitting, planking, squats, and push-ups. Even when I am not doing as much as I would like, I believe in the group mantra “Every step is a rep” and every rep counts and makes me stronger. Seeing other people reporting their progress is very inspiring. In fact, during the plank challenge I sometimes realized at 11pm that I hadn’t done mine yet, and would jump out of bed to do my planks!
When I joined the free MSFC 8-weeks challenge, I learned so many good exercises for MS. For example, a lot of MS warriors experience foot drop and the trainers provided videos showing targeted exercises to reduce foot drop. They even show how to adjust the exercises for many levels of strength and ability and give wheel chair variants. Very helpful.
What you can do to help
I’m going to be doing push ups. If you can, please donate just $1 per push up that I do. Don’t worry, I’m not The Hulk, although Lou Ferrigno is a friend and supporter of the MSFC. So, if you donate $5, I will do 5 push ups. Not only will you help me get stronger, but you will also help thousands of MS-ers all over the world get the support needed to help them thrive.
Keep watching my social media page. Once I have a few donors, I’ll post a video of me doing my push ups. Then you can donate directly on my page.
Spread the word!
Anonymous$25.00What an amazing accomplishment. I wish I could donate more, and I wish you the best of luck with all those push ups. (I think I can do one!)
Cheri Vonne Emery$25.00
Ann OToole$25.00In honor of Josh Harding
Anne Flaherty$25.00For you dear Karen!
Elizabeth Costales$10.00Go Karen, GO!
Cornelis Plomp$50.00Geluuk met de pushups, je zal zeker sterker worden!
Martha Hennessey$25.00Go Karen!!
MARILYN BECK$25.00Congratulations on all your achievements in improving your physical fitness!
Amy McNulty$20.00With love & flowers & birds for you, Karen!
Lisa Hodge$20.00MSFC sounds wonderful and I'm happy to help you and them meet your goals. Rock on, Karen!
Diane Reese$10.00In honor and memory of my dear Aunt Phyllis, who lived with MS for many years and whose birthday is today.
Rochelle Garwood$10.00I'm glad you found your tribe. Stay strong!
Michael Brooks$15.00Good luck and stay strong Karen!
Woody & Emily Eckels$20.00Way to go Karen! Thanks for doing this!
Gilbert Steen$10.00Just a member accepting Angela $10 challenge to help !
Christina Wilson$25.00Thank you for keeping me going especially when I get down. One day at a time.
Thank you for keeping me going especially when I get down. One day at a time.
Thank you, Christina! Glad I can bring some sunshine and smiles in your world. Tomorrow will do your 25 push ups with the help of my son and post about it.
Tonight we are going out to eat with part of the family, since we can’t seat more than 6 at one table in New Hampshire 🙂
Just a member accepting Angela $10 challenge to help !
Thank you so much, Gilbert! I will post my video to the group.
Way to go Karen! Thanks for doing this!
Thank you, Woody and Emily! Very kind, will get you some Maine birds as a thank you 🙂
I’m glad you found your tribe. Stay strong!
Thank you so much, Rochelle! I really appreciate your support. <3
In honor and memory of my dear Aunt Phyllis, who lived with MS for many years and whose birthday is today.
Thank you for your donation, Diane. I am looking forward to doing these push ups in your aunt’s memory. Love and hugs!
MSFC sounds wonderful and I’m happy to help you and them meet your goals. Rock on, Karen!
Thank you, Lisa! Your support means a lot to me!
With love & flowers & birds for you, Karen!
Thank you so much, Amy! Looking forward to doing your push ups while the birds watch and sing uplifting songs. Thee will be flowers and birds and clouds in your thank you video!
Good luck and stay strong Karen!
Thank you Mike and Margie!!! I really appreciate the support. Will try to push down the Earth like your friend Chuck ^^
Congratulations on all your achievements in improving your physical fitness!
Thank you so much, Marilyn! This will help so many people living with MS improving their physical fitness. I appreciate it.
Thank you so much, Martha! Very kind and generous of you, I appreciate it.
Geluuk met de pushups, je zal zeker sterker worden!
Dank je! Elke push up maakt me een klein beetje sterker, totdat ik zoals de Hulk ben 😀
Geluuk met de pushups, je zal zeker sterker worden!
Go Karen, GO!
Thank you, Lizl
I really appreciate the support.
For you dear Karen!
Thank you so much!!!
Thank you, so much, Ann! This is helping a lot of people, I appreciate it!
In honor of Josh Harding
Thank you, Ann!
Thank you, Ann! I will make a nice push up video with nature shots in honor of Josh.
This donation helps so many MS-warriors!
What an amazing accomplishment. I wish I could donate more, and I wish you the best of luck with all those push ups. (I think I can do one!)
Thank you! Every push up makes me stronger and every dollar helps out more people living with MS. I appreciate the donation!