LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A University of Louisville student was in Lexington on Saturday morning raising money for a charity he started to benefit families who lost loved ones in the mosque attacks in New Zealand.
Faizan Ahmed was at Planet Fitness off Nicholasville Road doing pullups for eight hours to raise money for a charity he started in the aftermath of the deadly March 15 attacks in Christchurch that left 50 dead and dozens wounded.
In 2010 a similar attack happened in Pakistan, and Ahmed says he had family members held hostage and injured.
Ahmed is being sponsored by the company Class 101, which is donating $1 for every pullup he does.
It’s a big challenge, but Ahmed said he’s been training and hopes to raise as much money as he can.
Ahmed also has set up a GoFundMe page for the charity: