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“Crunch For a Vet” Challenge

Crunch For A Vet at 500 Participating Walmart Locations

Look for the specially marked FITCRUNCH #CrunchForAVet display at your local Walmart store. In 2021, FITCRUNCH is donating $50,000 to the Robert Irvine Foundation regardless of sales.

The Robert Irvine Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves our veterans.

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2021 CRUNCH FOR A VET CHALLENGE

FITCRUNCH CRUNCH FOR A VET CHALLENGE

UPDATE: GOAL EXCEEDED WITH 16,014 CRUNCHES AS OF 6/08/21

HELPING VETERANS ONE CRUNCH AT A TIME! 

The 2nd Annual “Crunch For a Vet” Challenge is a campaign to raise $15,000 for the Robert Irvine Foundation through the sweat of friends and fans of Robert Irvine. People are asked to post a video online performing abdominal crunches. For every crunch performed, FITCRUNCH will donate a $1 to the Robert Irvine Foundation up to $15,000. The $15,000 will go towards the purchase of a powered wheelchair for a severely wounded veteran. He or she will gain some mobility independence in 2021 where the wheelchair will be presented at a presentation ceremony.

  • Challenge Duration:  January 29, 2021 – June 30, 2021
  • Wheelchair Presentation Ceremony: TBD
  • Goal: 15,000 crunches
All-terrain powered wheel chair

The donation will cover the cost of providing a severely wounded veteran with a powered chair such as the 6×6 Freedom Chair. These wheelchairs provide Veterans with the means to move around more freely and eases the burden of their physical limitations. Visit www.freedommobilityllc.com

How to Participate:

  1. Post a video on social media doing any form of abdominal crunches

  2. Use #CrunchForAVet and put your total crunches performed in the video

  3. Challenge 3 friends to do the same

  4. Note: You can do as many crunches as possible up until June 30, 2021. We’ll find your video and tally it. Make sure your profiles are public. We can’t see private profiles unless we follow you.

Caption Example: (Please feel free to copy this)

“I did XX crunches for the #CrunchForAVet challenge. For every crunch I do @fitcrunchbars will donate $1 to the Robert Irvine Foundation up to $15,000 before June 30th. Their goal is to raise enough funds to purchase a powered wheelchair for a severely wounded veteran. I challenge @friend, @friend, and @friend to do the same.”

Progress METER

16,014 Crunches$16,014 Matched (Updated 6/08/2021)

2020 CRUNCH FOR A VET CHALLENGE

Independence of Mobility for a Veteran Leading up to Independence Day

July 1, 2020 Melville, NY – Robert Irvine Foundation and FITCRUNCH provided a Freedom Mobility 6×6 all-terrain power wheelchair to Long Island veteran. This power wheelchair will allow Iraq War Veteran, U.S. Army Corporal Chris Levi the ability to partake in outdoors activities such as going to the beach, hiking, fishing, archery, among other hobbies of his, that he has been unable to partake in since injured in the line of duty in Iraq in 2008 when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) with the blast cutting through both of his legs at mid-thigh, leaving him a bilateral amputee along with damage to his right hand and arm.

Chris Levi and his fiancé, Jenn Ryan, both Long Island residents are active in their local community and Chris will be donating his current track-chair to Skudin Surf, a surf school for disabled children in Long Beach, NY.

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