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Push-ups to help returning troops
LATHAM - A local fitness center hosted an event that is part of a nationwide effort to help those that serve by raising awareness to the challenges they face transition home.
For the third year teams gathered at the Fitness Center in Latham to do as many pushups as possible in 90 seconds. This year their goal was $10,000 and 12000 pushups.
"I can't thank our military men and women enough for the sacrifices they make and this is my way to give back to them," said Jenny May Clermont, owner of Fitness Together. "They do so much for this great nation."
The Boot Campaign is a nationwide nonprofit that, through sales of boots and public donations care for military personnel, helping them to hear from physical and emotion injury with such initiatives as jobs, housing, and family support.