Guinness Confirmed for Record-Breaking Event on Aug. 23rd in Manalapan, NJ

JAR of Hope founder James Raffone and nationally syndicated college football radio show host Joe Lisi.

JAR of Hope Set to Become World Record Holder for Most People Doing Push-Ups at One Time

JAR of Hope philanthropy has confirmed that Guinness World Records will be on hand on Sunday, August 23rd, when the foundation looks to become the new world record holder for most people doing push-ups at one time, a mark that currently sits officially at 615 people. Featuring appearances by professional athletes, celebrities and dignitaries, this event is open to the public, and everyone is strongly encouraged to take part in this historical day for an even greater cause.

“Having Guinness involved makes this event even more profound,” said James Raffone, Founder of JAR of Hope. “We hope everyone sees how committed that JAR of Hope is to breaking this record. Most importantly, we want to show all of the kids around the world who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy how much we are committed to them and to raising awareness for this disease.”

Started by Raffone in 2013 after a diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with his son, Jamesy, JAR of Hope was created to find a cure for the muscle wasting disease that has roughly 300,000 worldwide cases. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy aggressively attacks the human muscular system, and JAR of Hope has a dedicated mission to provide funding for medical needs and outside the box treatment methods.

The event on August 23rd, entitled Strength in Numbers, will take place at the Manalapan Recreational Center, located at 120 County Road 522 in Manalapan, New Jersey, with the festivities getting underway at 10:00 AM (registration begins at 9:30 AM). All attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the professional athletes, who will be speaking about various topics such as recruiting, training and fundamentals. The two title sponsors for Strength in Numbers are Frogbridge Day Camp in Millstone and Pazzo Restaurant in Red Bank.

Recently confirmed for the event are political dignitaries from the Manalapan Township Committee, including Mayor Jack McNaboe, Deputy Mayor Mary Ann Musich, Committeewoman Susan Cohen and Committeeman Jordan Maskowitz.

Previously confirmed participants for the August 23rd fundraiser are two-time Super Bowl winner Mark Collins; former NFL players such as Morlon Greenwood, “Jersey” Joe Martinek, Corey Allen, JR Cobbs and Devin Aromashodu; Arena Football League veterans Peter Ohnegian, Robert T. Green and Jason Jones; former Penn State captain and professional speaker Lee Rubin; and Reggie Young, former Akron standout and CEO of Dri-Towel. Additionally, singer-songwriter Marvin Moore will kick off the event by singing the National Anthem.

Throughout the day, giveaways will be occurring to raise additional funds for JAR of Hope. Among those businesses who have made contributions are Sinful Tans in Marlboro, Utopia Salon in Freehold, Nicole Genna Cosmetology in Monroe, Farmers Insurance agent Russ Armine, Bobby’s Burger Palace in Freehold, Dri-Towel, It Works Body Wraps, Financial Integrity of Staten Island, IDLife agent Carrie Danks, Jersey Joe Apparel, Good Energy Training in Allendale, iPlay America in Freehold, Youique, Seacret, Origami Owl, Touchstone Crystal, Pampered Chef, Damsel in Defense, Teascapes, Party Planning on Wheels and New Jersey’s professional women’s soccer team, Sky Blue FC.

Additional opportunities are available for businesses that are interested in contributing or sponsoring the event as a whole. For more information on getting your business involved, contact James Raffone at

Anyone wishing to contribute prior to the event can do so via Crowd Rise. For more information on JAR of Hope, visit the foundation online at

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