On Sunday, December 18, Anatomy will host their 6th annual #HourPushUp Challenge raising funds for Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. This challenge invites members and guests to work out for wishes and the future of the Miami community, calling upon participants to do as many pushups as they physically can in a one-hour timeframe.
Udonis Haslem, Marc Megna, Chris Paciello, and the Miami community, will gather to participate in this special and meaningful experience, challenging themselves for a cause. This event is also a celebration of Udonis Haslem’s charitable efforts as he enters his 20th and final season for the Miami Heat.
“We are so grateful for Udonis Haslem and the amazing community we have created through Anatomy, bringing generous participants to this event every single year," said Anatomy. "Watching our community come together for such a great cause touches our hearts, and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve at our 6th annual #HourPushUpChallenge!”
Prior to the challenge, each of the participants will collect monetary pledges, donated on a per push-up basis. Supporters of the event also may offer flat-fee donations via the website. 100% of the funds raised per push-up will be donated to the Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to help enrich lives of people in local underserved communities and grant wishes to local wish kids.
To date, the #HourPushUpChallenge has raised more than $568,000 and granted over 110 wishes for kids. Last year marked the first #HourPushUpChallenge where Udonis Haslem Foundation joined forces with Anatomy and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida for this event, helping to raise an excess of $215,000. This year, Udonis Haslem, Anatomy, and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida have set a benchmark of $300,000 as their minimum goal to raise to help impact the children and our community.
“I'm very excited for year 2 of the #HourPushUpChallenge," said Haslem, 3x NBA Champion and Miami Heat Captain. "We had a great time last year giving back to the community. A lot of people came together for a cause that they believed in, and we were able to make great things happen. We hope this year we raise over our goal of $350k and go even bigger!"
Haslem has created TEAM UD, which will be led by 5 people. That group will raise money and do push-ups together in hopes to complete 2,000 push-ups in an hour with the goal of each push up being worth a minimum of $30 per push up.
“We thank the generous folks at Anatomy fitness, Udonis Haslem, and everyone who participates in the #HourPushUpChallenge," said Norm Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. "The event has become one of our favorite events of the year and helps impact the lives of those in our community. The determination and hard work of all of the participants and organizers means that many more children will get to experience a wish come true.”
Anatomy’s 2022 #HourPushUpChallenge will take place at Anatomy Coconut Grove located at 3363 Pan American Drive in Miami. To donate or participate visit PushupChallenge.AnatomyFitness.com.