Step aside, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! There’s a new viral campaign to get celebrities shirtless and SWOLE for a good cause. The 22 Pushup Challenge hopes to raise awareness about mental health issues that affect America’s soldiers. Statistics claim that 22 veterans commit suicide each day. To pay tribute, participants are asked to do 22 pushups on social media. So far Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Scott Eastwood, John Kraskinki, The Rock, Kevin Hart, and Ludicris have all contributed Instagram videos. (Scott Eastwood and Kevin Hart do theirs SHIRTLESS!). Watch below.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2016
Thanks @prattprattpratt and @therock for calling people out this morning. the #22pushupchallenge is to raise awareness for our veterans that are suffering out there. We must never forget about those who fight and die for this country. If you are suffering call 1-800-273-8255 @ludacris know your hungover but I’m challenging you!!!
#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 😂💪🏾🇺🇸
A video posted by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on
I accept your challenge @scotteastwood and I’m callin out my brothers @beastmode @lilduval @snoopdogg to raise awareness for our veterans that are suffering out there. We must never forget about those who fight and die for this country. If you are suffering call 1-800-273-8255 we are thinking about you and we care!! #22pushupchallenge
(via Queerty – oh, and I stole the top screen grab from them, too – thanx Derek!)