Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Dizzy Goal challenge that took social media by storm? Here’s a new one: #22 Pushup Challenge has been trending for days, and Hollywood stars are urging everyone to complete 22 pushups. Why so? To raise awareness about the high rate of suicides among US military veterans, and the conditions they face.
The number 22 because 22 military personnel reportedly commit suicide daily. And just like the last two viral campaigns, celebs have taken a liking for this challenge, too. The rule is the same — complete the challenge, and dare others to do the same. Popular names who have been there, done that include actors John Krasinski, Scott Eastwood, Chris Pratt, Charlie Hunnam and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
#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 😂💪🏾🇺🇸
Thanks @prattprattpratt and @therock for calling people out this morning. the #22pushupchallenge is to raise awareness for our veterans that are suffering out there. We must never forget about those who fight and die for this country. If you are suffering call 1-800-273-8255 @ludacris know your hungover but I'm challenging you!!!
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