‘Asking for help is a sign of strength, not a weakness:’ 3-For-3 burpee challenge raises $10K

‘Asking for help is a sign of strength, not a weakness:’ 3-For-3 burpee challenge raises $10K

In just over a month, the 3 FOR 3 Burpee Challenge has raised about $10,000 for the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation.

The campaign was started by a group of six WSU sport management students with the goal of raising mental health awareness and destigmatizing the illness. All people have to do is record a video of themselves doing 3 burpees, challenge 3 friends to do it and post it on social media.

The motto for the campaign is “get up for those who are down.” The movement has swept the nation, and this Friday on top of the Holland and Terrell Libraries, the group will be recording videos of people of all ages who choose to participate in the challenge.

The free event will be held from 2-4 p.m. and will include raffle prizes. Hilinski’s Hope merchandise will be available for purchase.

All the money raised during the event and the challenge will be donated to Hilinski’s Hope. Kym Hilinski, whose son Tyler died from suicide over a year ago, said the campaign the students created was a perfect fit for what both of them hope to accomplish.

“I think they are doing more than trying to spread awareness. They are trying to save lives,” Kym said. “I don’t even think they realize what they’ve done, how much they’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time.”

The campaign was launched on March 3 in honor of Tyler’s No. 3, and college teams, athletic directors and university presidents around the world have participated in the challenge.

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