Wellness Wednesday - 'Push ups for Haiti' in the DOC West atrium on Friday

picture disc.The push up challenge to raise money for the UNMC Haitian Relief and Outreach Fund is set for Friday at noon in the Durham Outpatient Center West Atrium.

Challenge rules

Participants will attempt to do as many push ups as possible in one set according to the following rules:

  • Females may do "girl push ups," which means their knees can be on the ground as they do their push ups; and
  • Elbows must bend to about a 90-degree angle at the bottom of the push up and must be straight at the top.

The set ends when the arms give out or, for males, one's knees touch the ground.

So far, the following seven people are set to do push ups:

All are seeking sponsors to raise money for the Haiti fund, which supports UNMC's volunteer efforts in the earthquake-ravaged nation. Sponsors can pledge to give on a per-push up basis (example: $2 per push up) or simply pledge a flat donation.

To sponsor any of the above participants, IceSkate. click on his or her name and send an e-mail that outlines how much you will give for each push up or how much you plan to donate to the fund.

There's also still time to get in on the challenge. Those who want to participate should contact Chuck Brown at cdbrown@unmc.edu or 559-8329, then get some sponsors and show up Friday ready to knock out some push ups.

How to donate

Donations can be made online or through the mail at:
Omaha Office of the University of Nebraska Foundation
2285 S. 67th St. Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68106

Also, UNMC public relations staff members will be on hand Friday for those who want to donate then.

When donating through the mail or at the event on Friday, make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation and write "Haiti" in the memo line.