HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Organizers with 22 Won't Do are challenging everyone to assume the push-up position to support our veterans who struggle with post traumatic stress disorder.
"Our main goal is to bring awareness to this horrible number," Kiley Kinzer-Henry, one of the event's organizers, said.
Statistics show an average of 22 veterans take their own lives every day in our country.
"There's people here, sitting beside you at a restaurant, that are struggling with this," Kinzer-Henry said. "If you can for one second give them a conversation that gives them a little hope, it's important."
On Saturday morning, everyone can help spread awareness, just like a group of dedicated people affiliated with the Bearded Warriors organization did on Friday morning.
"We're challenging Huntsville to come down and do 22 push ups," Kinzer-Henry said.
The 22 Won't Do challenge is for everyone-you just need to have a heart for veterans and service members.
"There's no age limit, if you can get down on the ground, and do a push-up, even if you have to do a standing push-up on the side of the memorial, come on down," Kinzer-Henry said.
The participation goal as a whole is a total of 2,222 push-ups. 22 Won't Do begins Saturday morning at 8:30 and continues until 11:00 a.m. The push-up challenge begins at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are $22 per person for the challenge. There will also be food trucks set up and a bounce house. A number of representatives from various veterans organizations will also be onsite to meet everyone and answer any questions.
The majority of the profits raised will be given back to Veterans Memorial to help them purchase a combat medic statue for the memorial.