After the phenomenal success of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness of ALS, a new challenge has begun: #22PushUpChallenge.
The #22PushUpChallenge is to raise awareness for the 22 veterans who commit suicide everyday in the United States.
Chris Pratt, Jon Krasinski, The Rock, Chris Evans, J.J. Watt, and Kevin Hart have all participated in the challenge so far, as they also challenge others to do the same and continue raising awareness.
“This is to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention. All the men and women who have served this country and are struggling with PTSD, specifically the 22 veterans who commit suicide a day,” Evans said in his video. “I didn’t know this was happening at that rate. That’s why this challenges are good. They raise awareness and shine a light on issues that need to be addressed.”
#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 😂💪🏾🇺🇸