#22Kill: Honoring Those Who Serve

Fitness challenges have taken the social media world by storm. Now, there’s a new challenge that helps build muscle as well as raise awareness for veterans.
The country loses an average of 22 veterans to suicide each day, according to a report released by Veteran Affairs. “22 Kill” is a movement that aims to empower veterans as well as inform the public about the mental health issues that can lead to suicide.
People all across the country are honoring those who served by donating and recording a video of themselves doing 22 push-ups. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes said, “Twenty two suicides a day in America for our veterans and military servicemen and women, that’s pretty alarming. So anything we can do to bolster them, to raise awareness, to let folks know about it, it just made a lot of sense. I could probably use some exercise, too.”
Senator Roger Wicker, Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich and Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes decided to team up to knock out their 22 push-ups.
The goal is to reach 22 million push-ups worldwide.
For more information, visit www.22kill.com or search #22Kill on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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