On Monday, actor Chris Evans joined the 22 push up challenge to help bring awareness to suicide among veterans. Evans is most commonly recognized for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Universe.
The 22 push ups is in honor of the estimated amount of veterans who commit suicide a day.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2016
General Sir Peter Wall, president of Combat Stress, asked everyone to get involved in the challenge on August 11th. Along with his request was a video of him completing the challenge.
— Combat Stress (@CombatStress) August 11, 2016
With this challenge, Combat Stress is hoping to raise £1 million for the veteran’s mental health charity. So far, they have raised over £80,000 as of July.
To take part in this challenge, people are asked to complete 22 push ups of any form they prefer. People can also text to donate money to the charity.
Several other celebrities have taken part in this challenge.
Chris Pratt joined the challenge on Friday August 12th, nominating a few people as well.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 13, 2016
Pratt nominated The Rock to take part of the challenge who decided to bring in some help make sure he completed his 22.
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#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 ?????
To follow The Rock’s challenge, Scott Eastwood took part in it as well.
— Scott Eastwood (@ScottEastwood) August 15, 2016
Tony award winner, Cynthia Erivo also took part in the challenge.
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) August 14, 2016
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