OFFduty reporter Patricia Kime wrote this week about four service members who are pushing themselves to the limit to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
We’ve profiled each of these men individually on the blog, but check out Patricia’s story to get tips on starting your own fundraising challenge.
“People like backing something cool or crazy,” Marine Sgt. Tyler Chittick said. “You tell them you’re going to carry a tree up a mountain, and it’s going to have the names of fallen warriors on it, they go crazy. They love that stuff.”
Read Patricia’s story: Using brawn to raise bucks
- Marine Lt. Col. Bill Conner nearing $100k raised for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
- When 1 million pushups isn’t enough: One Marines’s bold new fitness challenge
- Marine Sgt. Tyler Chittick creates 160-mile Pendleton to The Palms run for wounded friend
- Army Capt. Matt Doellman — attempting ultrarunning’s Grand Slam and fundraising for Fisher House
Are you doing something physically extreme for a good cause? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.