I am participating in my second Pull for Pride deadlift event. I am raising $1 for every pound that I lift and I hope that you will support me.
I have been lifting since January 2017 at Berkshire Kettlebells in North Adams, MA with the help of my awesome trainers Erin Merrigan and Evan Webb. Since then I have competed in two powerlifting meets and placed at both. Now I want to use that strength to give back.
The money raised from this event goes to support the Ali Forney Center in New York City. Their mission is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Many of my friends and family are part of this community and participating in this event gives me a chance to support them while doing something I love.
Last year I hit my goal of 300 pounds. This year my goal is to raise $350 – why not go for $25 more dollars? – and hit a personal best of 325 lbs on my deadlift!