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11.20.2012

Public Health Student Association and MedFit Host Third Annual Push-Ups for PHSA

The medical student group MedFit and the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) hosted the third annual Push-Ups for PHSA competition at the Medical Wellness Center on November 7 to raise funds for the healthy cooking and nutrition class at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown. Hosted by the PHSA, the class uses a culturally sensitive, hands-on approach to educate community youth on how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy meals.

Interest in the push-up contest grew substantially this year, with 48 people participating – a remarkable 60 percent increase from last year.

For the competition, 11 teams composed of students, faculty and staff vied to perform the most push-ups – and entertain bystanders. The crowd cheered for contestants as they revealed their themed costumes, choreographed dance moves and creative push-up configurations.

Teams were awarded bragging rights for most team spirit, most creative push-ups, best dressed, most cumulative push-ups, and most funds raised.

Watch videos of teams performing their push-ups (and find out who performed 300!) by visiting the event’s Facebook page.

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