Could 22 Push-Ups Help Save Lives?
There’s a new movement happening similar to the ALS Bucket Challenge, but this time instead of buckets of water it’s push-ups. The organization 22.Kill.com is raising awareness to honor those that served for our country and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 22 veterans kill themselves everyday. There are approximately 2.6 million veterans that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and many of them struggle with physical and mental health problems.
People and celebrities are joining the challenge by doing 22 push-ups or as many as they can in order to raise awareness for this worthy cause. They ask that you upload the video to any form of social media by using the hashtag #22kill and challenge others to do the same.