PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A challenge going around on social media is working to raise awareness about a very serious obstacle our men and women in uniform are facing when they return home.
For years, it was estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. That’s where the 22Kill movement comes in.
According to their website, 22Kill is working to raise awareness to the veteran suicide problem while continuing to “build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area.”
They also came with the idea to raise awareness through a social media activity that is picking up steam by the day.
It’s called #22PushUps. Participants post videos of themselves on social media doing 22 pushups. Participants also issue the challenge to their friends and families.
In addition to raising awareness, they are hoping to reach their goal of 22 million pushups.
Today, Marty Griffin completed the challenge during his broadcast on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
After completing his pushups, he challenged KDKA-TV’s Andy Sheehan and attorney Phil DiLucente.