Yesterday — 3/3/19 — the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation launched its latest effort to meet its mission — the 3 For 3 Burpee Challenge.
#3for3 burpee challenge— Hilinski’s Hope (@HilinskisHope) March 3, 2019
Mental health effects all of us. The #3for3 burpee challenge is a mental health campaign working to raise awareness and eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness. We #cangetup for those who are down by doing 3 burpees and challenging 3 others! pic.twitter.com/8E9wcqBlHB
Similar to the ice bucket challenge of a few years ago, participation is fairly simple:
- Explain what you’re doing and why.
- Do three burpees.
- Challenge three others to do the same.
Here’s Tyler’s brother, Kelly.
3️⃣ for 3️⃣ burpee challenge. I’m getting up for those who are down and I’m doing it for my brother, Ty. I nominate @IrelandBaldwin, @kaaya323, and @KhalfaniM #ForeverToThree @HilinskisHope pic.twitter.com/5c3dYo1Bzc— Kelly Hilinski (@hilinskiqb4life) March 4, 2019
And his younger brother, Ryan.
It’s so easy, even I was able to do it!
Ok! Here we go! #wecangetup for those who are down. Let’s break the stigma together with the @3for3burpeechallenge and @hilinskishope #3for3 #hilinskishope— CougCenter (@CougCenter) March 5, 2019
We challenge @WSU_Cougar_Pres, @Pat_Chun and @Coach_Leach to do the same! pic.twitter.com/b8V7ItBeZk
Same with my kids!
Our kids got in on the action too, because it’s *never* too young to start talking about mental health. pic.twitter.com/AHWyBM0utt— CougCenter (@CougCenter) March 5, 2019
And here’s PJ, doing it Spokane style.
No word on whether Craig and Michael have completed their portion yet.
(Personally, I think the full pushup burpee was overkill. But I might just be saying that because I’m not sure I could do it.)
There are a ton of other people participating, and you can find many of them on the @HilinskisHope Twitter feed. Of course, this isn’t just about making a video to increase awareness; it’s also about raising money for the foundation so that it can fulfill its educational mission. If you’re inclined to give, you can do that at 3for3burpeechallenge.org/donate.
If you make your own, please post the video in the comments!
Also, I want to acknowledge these incredible students, whose names I don’t know but without whom this would have happened. Awesome job, guys. Go Cougs!
Meet the group behind the 3 for 3 burpee challenge! For those on WSU campus we will be tabling in the Student Rec Center tonight at 6pm for your opportunity to support the movement and win free Hilinski’s Hope gear! We hope to see you all there! #3for3 #wecangetup #hilinskishope pic.twitter.com/6Q3o8vfSma— 3 FOR 3 Burpee Challenge (@3for3burpee) March 4, 2019