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The Push-Up Challenge

Your effort can make a big impact

February 1 – 23, 2024
2,000 push-ups (or alternative exercise) over 23 days
Get fit, have fun and learn about mental health!

2,000 push-ups for the 20% of Canadians who will experience a mental illness each year.

Funds raised will help to support recovery from mental illness and foster positive mental health outcomes.

It’s free to sign up and with every push you can help save lives.

Follow these simple steps to get involved in The Push-Up Challenge


Registrations are open for The Push-Up Challenge 2024. Click here to register.

Join the challenge

You can take on the challenge on your own or create a team. Teams help build motivation and healthy competition. For groups of more than 10 people, consider creating a community – these work well for workplaces, gyms, schools and clubs, or big groups of friends.

Start pushing

From February 1 to 23, you’ll challenge yourself to complete 2,000 push-ups. Each day of the challenge, you will receive a daily target with a corresponding mental health fact so you can learn while you push for better mental health.


Funds raised will go towards CMHA programs and services. Donations can be made here or on the free app. *Make sure you select the CMHA HPE branch when making or collecting donations.


Tally sheets, how to push-up guide, alternate exercise guide and frequently asked questions can be found on The CMHA HPE Push-Up Challenge website.

Let’s come together to promote wellbeing, promote mental health education, foster connections and raise money for CMHA HPE programs and services!

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