'Mr. Push-up' to hit 45K goal Monday
BARRIE, ONT. -- Barrie's self-proclaimed 'Mr. Push-Up' plans to hit his goal of 45,000 push-ups to raise money and awareness for mental health treatment on Monday.
Randy Beal plans to start cranking out his final round of 5,000 at 8 a.m. in front of 190 Holgate St. Beal says representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association will be around to collect donations 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beal has upped the stakes in his tricep-burning feat. When he set out on Oct. 1, he aimed to hit 40,000 push-ups.
The idea came to him over a beer with a good friend while going through a dark time.
"I had mental health issues myself, and I reached out, and I got the help," Beal said Sunday. "CMHA is here for everybody. I'm vouching for them; they continue to help me. I get emotional talking about the help that I've had."
All those push-ups have put a strain on Beal's body, but he says he's surprised even himself. He credits the donations, honks from passing cars and conversations with strangers with fuelling him.
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