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Kevin Hart, Scott Eastwood and More Celebrities Raise Awareness for Veterans With 22 Pushup Challenge

by Raphael Chestang 12:58 PM PDT, August 16, 2016
Playing Kevin Hart, Scott Eastwood and More Celebrities Raise Awareness for Veterans With 22 Pushup Challenge

The next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge-type event is here and your favorite celebrities couldn't wait to jump on board.

The 22 Pushup Challenge is taking over social media this week with Kevin Hart, Scott Eastwood, Ludacris, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, John Krasinski, Chris Evans and more stars doing 22 pushups to raise awareness of the statistic that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States.

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"For all the men and women who serve, we can never adequately thank you, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying," Krasinski said.

The veterans' advocacy group, 22Kill, started the challenge. The group was founded by Marine-turned-entrepreneur Andrew Nguyen in 2013.

The goal of the challenge is to get 22 million pledged pushups, a number they will probably hit sooner than later thanks to these high-profile actors and actresses and their pets. (Seriously, almost all of the videos include dogs).

If the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is any indicator, the 22 Pushup Challenge could end up leading to substantial changes in this issue, seeing how $115 million was donated to ALS research through the Ice Bucket Challenge during an eight-week period in 2014, with those donations leading to the discovery of a gene linked to the disease.

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