Army vet starts ‘#22kill push up challenge’ to help other veterans

(WTNH)– A new challenge is starting to sweep the internet, just like the “Ice Buket Challenge” for ALS that was seen all over social media last year.

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According to Fox 17 news, Nate Koehn, who served in the U.S. Army form 12 years, launched the 22 Veterans Daily Challenge.

“I started thinking  to myself, what can I do here in Michigan to kind of get the word out. I started the challenge… but just with push ups. If you’re challenged, just like the ice bucket challenge, you have 22 hours,” explained Koehn. “One hour for every veteran that falls victim to suicide every day…film yourself doing it, post it online, everyone likes to see.”

The 22Kill website states that their goal is to reach 22 Million push ups to honor those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment.

Every push up counts and you can choose how many you do in a row, whether it’s 1 or 100.

Here are the rules listed on the website of completing the challenge:

  • Record a video of yourself doing the push ups stating your name and why you are pushing of who you are pushing for.
  • Upload the video via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Add the hashtags “#” in your post. (#5pushups for #22kill)
  • Post it!

To find out more about 22Kill click here, also check out some of the #22Kill videos surfacing on social media below!

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