22 Pushups for 90 Days
Now that we're in December, it's time to discuss my next fundraising and awareness venture. As I mentioned before, each quarter I will switch my focus between at-risk youth and military veterans. With that said, from January 1st through March 31st, I'll be raising money and awareness for the veterans organization 22KILL. Being the fitness junkie that I am, I couldn't think of a better way to kick off the new year than cranking out 22 pushups per day for the entire three month fundraising span (90 days total).
For anyone who doesn't know, the number 22 is significant because a 2012 VA study showed that on average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Some articles out there argue whether this statistic is accurate, but as a military spouse who has a love for those who protect and serve this nation, even one suicide per day is far too many, and it is clearly way more than that. I'm more than willing to crank out 22 pushups per day in honor of those who defend our freedoms and make others aware that the problem of veteran suicide is real and needs to be stopped.
So the big question is, how will 22 pushups per day for 90 days help the problem? Well in and of itself, it won't other than raise some awareness and provide entertainment for anyone wanting to watch my crazy pushup videos. Since I want to do more, each day that I post my video (yes 90 videos total) I will also share a link to a veterans organization, program, resource, or ministry. These links will then be added, one by one, to the veterans section of my website. Also, during this three month span, (January 1st through March 31st) all profits from book sales will be donated to the organization 22KILL.
All videos will be posted on my newly created Facebook page, "Read for a Cause," which posts updates regarding my fundraising projects. I'll also offer some fun giveaways throughout the 90 days so follow me at the link below to watch and receive updates
I'll end with the 22KILL Mission Statement:
22KILL is a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support.
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