CKO/JAR holds community push-up challenge

Franklin. JAR of Hope holds challenge to raise awareness and money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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CKO/JAR of Hope held a Push-Up Challenge on July 22 to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

During each class a "Pushup Challenge" occurs where participants did "10 pushups for $10"

JAR of Hope Founder, James Raffone, was onsite to lead the event with CKO owner Darlene Pallay. Both are running the NYC marathon with the JAR of Hope/CKO team in November and are raising funds to participate for the charity.

Approximately 45 participants attended on a very rainy night and donated approximately $850 in total, helping push the grand total to about $2,500 raised since starting the campaign in the beginning of July. The total amount needed is $5,000 to participate in the NYC Marathon.

The event included a Mayoral Proclamation from Franklin Borough Mayor and Council who unanimously declared September as "Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month" in Franklin.

The Franklin Police Department, Franklin Recreation Committee, Franklin Economic Development Committee and Forward Franklin Alliance sent representatives to participate in a show of solidarity for the cause.

The local "Ice Cream Truck" was onsite offering refreshments for all who participated and donated part of the proceeds to JAR of Hope.

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