HANDS ON
THE FLOOR

DUCHENNE

NO MORE

The national school push-up challenge that all students are taking on

Hands on the Floor for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Hands on the Floor Push-Up Campaign is visiting the classrooms of elementary, middle, and high schools around the nation to teach students about Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and encourage them to stand by JAR of Hope and join the fight to find a cure.

The mission of this campaign is for the boys and girls to help spread awareness of DMD and raise money. All collected donations will go to JAR of Hope.

The Significance of a Push-Up

With a DMD diagnosis, children are forced to give up many of the simple privileges that others their age don’t think twice about, one being the ability to do a push-up.


Those with DMD are unable to do this exercise as it breaks down the muscle fibers in their chests, shoulders, and


Those with DMD are unable to do this exercise as it breaks down the muscle fibers in their chests, shoulders, and triceps, causing injury that won’t heal due to the lack of dystrophin (a protein) in their bodies. When we do push-ups for Hands on the Floor, our goal is to empower the children who can’t do them on their own.

triceps, causing injury that won’t heal due to the lack of dystrophin (a protein) in their bodies. When we do push-ups for Hands on the Floor, our goal is to empower the children who can’t do them on their own.


DMD effects on the body

Because of the severe muscle deterioration that occurs with DMD, children lose the ability to walk. As the disease progresses, the heart weakens and breathing becomes difficult, leaving them unable to lead a normal and healthy life.