On April 1, 2021, Constable Adam McEachern and fellow York Regional Police Association (YRPA) members will be putting their bodies to the test by taking on a 24 hour Murph Challenge with the goal of raising $10,000 on Autism Awareness Day. This physical and mental task consists of a 34-mile run, 5,100 squats, 3,400 push-ups and 1,700 pull-ups. To date, Constable McEachern has raised over $8,000 with the support of YRPA members, Kerry’s Place and the community.
This initiative for Adam is a personal one. His oldest son Caleb was placed on the spectrum when he was just 3.5 years old, and his family has been learning and living with their son’s autism and helping to figure out the world as it affects him. Caleb has inspired Adam to get involved and to help support Kerry’s Place, an organization that provides specialized services and supports to over 8,000 individuals of all ages living with autism.
Date & Time:
24 hour Murph Challenge will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and end at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, media representatives are asked to register to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A live stream link and updates on Constable McEachern’s progress will be shared closer to the event date.
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YRPA Media Inquiries: Erika Mieto, Director of Communications, email@example.com, 905-751-5885.
Kerry’s Place Media Inquiries: Travis Ambing, Fundraising Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-841-6611 ext. 90371.
About YRPA: As one of Canada’s leading police associations, York Regional Police Association (YRPA) represents over 2,400 uniformed officers and civilian members of York Regional Police. Established in 1971, the association is dedicated to serving the women and men who protect the York Region community. In the last five years, the association has contributed over $218,000 to various charities and towards members’ participation in charitable work.
About Kerry’s Place Autism Services: Canada’s largest service provider to families with children, adolescents, and adults, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since 1974, Kerry’s Place has been creating and providing evidence-based supports and services across the province of Ontario that enhances the quality of life of those with ASD. Kerry’s Place envisions a future where all persons with ASD are participating fully within their communities.