VNRC launches fitness challenge to help needy people hinh anh 1The “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold Love” was launched by the Vietnam Red Cross Society and UP BEAT techno-startup company on November 30. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with Decathlon Vietnam and UP BEAT techno-startup company on November 30 launched an event called “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold Love”.

The challenge is a pushup event for everybody. All competitors are welcome to sign up and join in the event at any time or place. Registration times are unlimited; and competitors’ results are all shown on the Up Beat application. The Pushup Challenge Event started from 12am on December 1 and lasts until 11.59pm December 24.

Every 500-pushup is recorded on the Up Beat system programme, and Decathlon Vietnam will give away winter garments to the VNRC for every successful participant. These garments will be delivered to needy people living in the northern mountainous provinces of Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Son La, Lai Chau and Yen Bai provinces.

VNRC representative Luong Hong Thuy said the event was a part of the VNRC’s Tet (Lunar New Year festival) programme, which  will provide 1.5 million gift packages to the poor and Agent Orange victims.

Decathlon expects to give 5,000 winter garments away to needy people who are living in difficult circumstances in northern mountainous provinces. The event expects to attract over 10,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 who share a passion for sport and fitness. It is not only a charity event but also an act to help make people aware of their healthcare and to strengthen relationships.

Those who wish to join can download the Up Beat app to their smart phone; sign into Up Beat through Facebook or Gmail accounts; choose Join In “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold Love”; record pushup performance and upload to Up Beat.-VNA