Do the #22 Push up social media challenge to support veterans

- There's a powerful social media challenge taking the Internet by storm- this time bringing awareness to the veteran suicide epidemic. The 22 Push Up Challenge was created by the group 22KILL, whose mission is to raise funds and build a community of support for veterans, while educating the public about PTSD and mental illness. The number 22 represents the number of veterans killed by suicide in our country every day.

To participate, you film yourself doing 22 push ups for 22 days and post each video to social media, like firefighter Brian Wienholz .Every time you post, you challenge another friend and include #22KILL. The goal is to reach a combined 22 million push ups, so it doesn't matter if you can't do 22 in a row, because every effort counts. It brings new eyes to the issue and makes sure our struggling veterans aren't forgotten.

Wienholz explains, "Sometimes you just don't feel there's anything you can really do about it. But everybody can do pushups.”

Supporters can also volunteer in their communities or donate to 22 KILL, which partners with groups to provide mental health treatment and counseling for veterans and their families. This summer, let’s show our support to veterans, one push up at a time.

 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Do the #22 Push up social media challenge to support veterans
  • Teen with rare skin condition crowned homecoming queen under moonlight
  • 12-year-old girl saves sister, dad after he has seizure while driving
  • Stranger who lost grandson gives toddler $20 for toys in Target
  • J.J. Watt raises over $37 million for Harvey relief
  • Tim Duncan helps deliver over 170,000 pounds of food to US Virgin Islands
  • How to answer ‘So, tell me about yourself' in your next job interview
  • Boy gives play-by-play commentary for blind friend at AFL game
  • Kitten brothers found in two separate car engines
  • Newborn makes it through Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma