A cyclist, swimmer, and runner at the Armbrust YMCA are getting the ultimate workout in the name of community service.
The three women, two employees and a board member, are trying to raise $5,000 during the one day event. They started their respective workouts at 5:15 a.m. and plan to keep moving until they've reached their goal.
All of the money stays at the Armbrust branch. It's part of their commitment to raise $65,000 over the course of the year for their Strong Community Campaign. This provides financial support for families and children who might not otherwise have the means to join the YMCA. It also funds several wellness opportunities from a cancer survivor support group to chronic disease rehabilitation programs.
Macy DeWispelare is cycling, Renee Eardensohn is running, and Linda Brockley is swimming laps. The three took on a similar challenge in 2013. They didn't stop moving for more than 7 hours as they worked toward their goal of $3,000.
This time around the women raised $1,551 in the first hour of the challenge. Donations can be made by calling the Armbrust YMCA branch at (402)896-4200 or stopping by at 5405 South 168th Street. Macy, Renee, and Linda are completing the challenge near the front doors so donors can cheer them on when they drop in.
UPDATE: The women reached their $5,000 goal six and half hours after they started at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.