Dozens of participants took turns pushing a 150-pound sled across the Muscle Hut gym Saturday, May 7, raising $2 for mental health each time they completed a trip. In four hours, the Push For Mental Health event saw the sled travel across the gym 432 times, raising $864 for Eden Foundation.
“We see the relationship between mental health and physical health on a daily basis,” Muscle Hut Owner Kurtis Fox explains, adding they saw a great opportunity to partner with Eden Foundation.
The money will go towards Eden’s new Aquasize program, which Earl Reimer, Eden Foundation Director of Development, explains they’ve seen have an “immediate, and direct effect” on the people who are receiving care from Eden Healthcare Services.
Reimer says it’s humbling to see businesses to take the fundraising initiative, recognizing the pain and suffering mental health issues can cause on individuals and families, and the services Eden provides to address those issues.
“We’re very grateful,” he says.
Fox notes with the response from the fundraiser they hope to make it an annual event.