We’ve all heard of the ice bucket challenge, which successfully raised awareness and money for ALS. Now, there’s a new social media challenge in town, and it’s all about raising awareness for wounded and traumatized soldiers.
Participating in the challenge is simple. You need to do 22 push-ups each day for 22 days and are also encouraged to donate $22 dollars to Wounded Warriors Canada. This non-profit organization will put your donation towards helping soldiers who are wounded or suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). So essentially, participating in the challenge will help you get in shape while doing a bit of good along the way.
In case you didn’t know, PTSD is a huge issue for soldiers. More Canadian veterans took their lives between 2004-2014 than the amount of Canadian soldiers who actually passed away during the war in Afghanistan. And the suggested donation amount, $22, isn’t just a random number. It represents how, on average, 22 veteran soldiers in the U.S. take their lives each day because of PTSD.
This push-up challenge is giving you the chance to not only to help those who fight for our country, but also to help teach people about PTSD by challenging friends and family over social media. Check out the video above to learn more information about the campaign and click here to make a contribution.