Planking Fundraiser Strengthens NAMI’s Core Mission

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany resident, Jennifer Pellecchia, was recently featured in the Spring 2018 newsletter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to discuss her annual Planking Fundraiser.

In 2012 she started an event called “PlanksGiving”. This fall she will attempt to beat the Guinness World Abdominal Female Plank record for the 7th annual PlanksGiving. The event will be in support of the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

This summer as she trains she is running a fun “Plank & Pic” challenge to spread the word and to plank-up support. Click here for attachment.

She is asking people to take a picture of themselves and others planking and to email them to

Each picture received will be displayed on PlanksGiving to show that we are uniting in support of mental health. For each plank picture received, $1 will be donated to the cause (up to $500).

A fundraising page has been set up and can be found by clicking here.

Every small action…even a simple plank…makes a difference and when added together can make a huge impact.