In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised millions of dollars and boasted awareness like never before for ALS. Today, a new challenge is hoping to do the same for United States veterans.
The 22 Push-Up Challenge aims to raise awareness for the high rate of suicides among vets and their families. Celebrities and regular Joes alike are dropping and giving 22 to help our bravest heroes.
#22PushUpChallenge Raising awareness for our 22 US vets who commit suicide daily. If you're a vet and you're going thru it, just know we're thinking about you and you're not alone. Be strong, have faith, keep fighting that good fight and there's always a better day. I challenge my boys @kevinhart4real and @justinjames99 as well as our history making first black OLYMPIC Gold medalist in swimming @swimone13. Thanks to my bud @prattprattpratt for passin' the torch and Hobbs the beast for the bad breath kisses. I'll take em all day
The campaign gets its name from a 2012 Department of Veteran Affairs study that reported an average of 22 veterans takes their own lives each day.
The goal of the 22 Push-Up Challenge is to draw attention to the high numbers of suicide and health issues affecting the community.
Big stars like The Rock, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, and Anna Farris have already shown their support, the next is up to us!
Take the challenge and SHARE with friends to spread this important message!