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2020 Pushups 4 Pledges


At just 14, Ben Sahr is in the fight of his life against Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. But he's also fighting for the futures of all kids facing cancer — one pushup at a time. 

Since 2017, Ben and his physical therapist at Sanford Children's, Dr. Dan Steventon (South Dakota's first and only board-certified specialist in oncology physical therapy!), have faced off in an annual pushup challenge, Pushups 4 Pledges, to raise funds for Sanford Children’s Cure Kids Cancer.  

This year, they extend the challenge to you! 

Support Team Ben and help fight for the futures of kids fighting cancer. 

  • Step 1: The 20 for $20 Challenge

Complete 20 pushups on video and donate $20 by texting "TeamBen" (one word) to "51555." Here's the twist: pushups must be done Ben-style (with two arms and one leg on the floor) in honor of Ben, who lost a leg to a cancer-related amputation.

Bonus: When you donate $20, you'll also receive a Pushups 4 Pledges T-shirt!

  • Step 2: Post to social

Post your video on social media. Tag and hashtag: #SanfordChildrensCureKidsCancer and #FuturesWorthFightingFor

  • Step 3: Challenge three friends

Tag three friends in your post, challenging them to do 20 for $20.

100% of every dollar raised will advance pediatric cancer research and patient care to help give all kids hope for a future beyond cancer. 

Your gift could help:

  • Accelerate cutting-edge cancer research
  • Purchase specialized, state-of-the-art equipment at Sanford Children's Hospital
  • Assist families with expenses not covered by insurance, such as meals, mileage and lodging during their hospital stays
  • Support special programs and services such as Child Life, Back to School, summer camp, social work and so much more!

Thank you in advance for your support!