Wounded Veterans and Military Representatives Unite for The Final Push on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The Final Push is the grand finale of Pushups for Charity 2013, an annual fitness competition to support active duty and veteran military forces through the national nonprofit, The Boot Campaign.

NO MATTER HOW YOU MAKE YOUR PUSH, YOU CAN JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2013) — Pushups for Charity is a movement started by a group of like-minded citizens who wanted to make the push to raise awareness, provide assistance and most of all, show honor and gratitude for our nation’s military heroes.  Join us on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, for the last official event for Pushups for Charity 2013. Taking place in the heart of our nation’s capitol, The Final Push has the goal of bringing civilians and military members together, side by side, to complete 10,000 pushups and raise $50,000 dollars that will be used to provide direct assistance for our nation’s military heroes and their families through the nonprofit, The Boot Campaign.

This year, The Final Push will feature 10 Hero Team leaders. These Hero Team Leaders represent the population of service members, veterans and their families who are served by the Boot Campaign.  By attending The Final Push on June 23rd, you will be able to join the Hero Team Leaders themselves in helping to raise money for our brothers and sisters in arms. Many of our Hero Team Leaders are wounded veterans that have seen the needs and obstacles that face the military community firsthand.

Conflicts may be coming to a close, but the need to provide assistance to our military community is greater than ever. The Boot Campaign is helping to address these issues, but we need help from people just like YOU.

The main Pushups for Charity event was held on May 18, 2013.  85 teams participated across the United States.  Already, nearly $300,000 has been raised to fund programs providing direct assistance to active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families.  To learn more about Pushups for Charity visit http://PushupsForCharity.com

Please join us for The Final Push, on Sunday, June 23rd on the National Mall. The event is free to attend, and if you can’t make it out to participate, you can help us reach our goal of $50,000 raised with a donation today. http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/

Each Hero Team Leader has set a goal of raising $1,000 toward the $50,000 goal of The Final Push:

Joey: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/johnnyjones

Nina: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/ninabeth

Harrison: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/harrisondilday

Micah: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/micahlucas

Mark: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/marklittle

Ryan: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/ryanlamke

Chris: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/chrisnesbitt1

Bree: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/bryennabrooks

Christina: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/christinahumphrey

Cory: http://www.crowdrise.com/TheFinalPush/fundraiser/coryszucs

About The Boot Campaign

The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.  Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct initiatives — Housing, Jobs, Wellness, Urgent Assistance and Family Support– that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”. http://BootCampaign.com

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Media Contact:  Meghan McDermott Meghan@BootCampaign.com 281.798.8385

Event Contact: Gwen Lammers Gwen@BootCampaign.com 619.888.8278