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Helping to end the stigma, one push-up at a time

Citizens of Kerrobert are welcome to join the Push-Up Challenge, organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
The town of Kerrobert's motto "on the rise" is a testament to how citizens are rising to all challenges.

KERROBERT – The challenge is on in Kerrobert, the Push-Up Challenge that is. Recreation Director Marli Shepherd saw an email from the Canadian Mental Health Association that is running the challenge in February.

The town was on board with the challenge and thought to extend the invitation to anyone who wanted to join in on the fun.

“It was discussed about extending the invite to the whole community, so that is why I signed up the community. The town office and my family are both participating along with some individuals,” said Shepherd.

It is free to join the challenge, with the option of making donations and pledges. Starting Feb. 1, participants will be challenged to do 2,000 push-ups before the end date of Feb. 23. According to the Canadian Mental Health Assoc. website for the challenge, the 2,000 push-ups represent the 20 per cent of Canadians who will experience a mental illness each year.

Shepherd would like to see more teams join in on the challenge under the town’s profile and wants to encourage non-Kerrobert residents to join in as well.

“Ask your friends to see if they are planning to do the challenge as an individual and join together. All of our communities have felt the effects of mental illness, so what better way to bring attention to the stigma than by working together as a community,” added Shepherd.

To create or join a team with the Town of Kerrobert, visit the website