Get Murphed Memorial Day Fundraiser
Join us on Memorial Day for the SECOND Annual GET MURPHED fundraiser at Hatem Graphics.
The 2022 event was an absolute blast, so we are getting after it again in 2023!
Last year, we raised OVER $11,000 for our friends (including the furry ones) at Hero Pups. See below for more detail on who they are, but as a 100% volunteer organization you can feel confident your money is going directly to the cause and not some CEO's pocket.
So, what is this event about?
To keep in simple, we love the brave people who protect this great country and its values. The purpose of this event is to get together on Memorial Day with quality people, work our asses off in memory of the brave, and have a blast while raising money for a good cause.
What does "Get Murphed" mean?
We have chosen a military-style workout, often performed by a man named Michael P. Murphy, to guide us during the event. He is a fallen Navy Seal and recipient of the U.S. Military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.
You may recognize his name from “The Lone Survivor”, which shares the story leading up to Michael being killed in action during Operation Red Wing in Afghanistan.
The best part of this workout is that it is scalable depending on your ability. We have some attendees who walk the route, some who push for their personal record on the full workout, and everything in between.
The “Traditional” Murph workout consists of the following:
- One Mile Run
- 100 Pull-Ups
- 200 Push-Ups
- 300 Squats
- One Mile Run
- Add in a 20lb weight vest if you’re really up for a challenge
We know the "Traditional" workout is not for everyone, so there are alternative options to fit anyone who joins us. Remember - the goal here is to put in work in memory of the brave who do it every day for our country... this is a no-judgement zone !
There will also be plenty of friends, kids, parents, etc. just hanging and not working out. The more the merrier, we would love to have you there and greatly appreciate all donations!
Who are we raising funds for?
We have partnered up with a local non-profit organization, Hero Pups, which this event will raise money for. They are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that provides support dogs to eligible veterans and first responders.
100% of donated funds are used to acquire, train, and pair dogs with eligible recipients dealing with service-related traumatic challenges to increase their independence and peace of mind.
Eligible recipients (‘Heroes’) include veterans and first responders diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, military sexual trauma, depression, and other service-related mental health challenges. Recipients report numerous benefits from their dogs, including decreased medication usage, improved sleep cycles, social skills and more.
Many of their dogs are rescued from a network of shelters and rescue agencies, along with some occasional puppies donated by reputable breeders. The organization is headquartered on 50 acres of private, rent-free land in Exeter, New Hampshire.