Police dog participates in 22 push-up challenge to raise awareness about veteran suicide.
Often veterans return home after years of dutiful serving to find themselves poor and alone; it is estimated that twenty-two U.S. veterans commit suicide each day, most likely due to post-traumatic stress disorder and/or low living standards.
The problem is not felt in the United States alone, but throughout the entire world. Therefore, many campaigns were initiated in an effort to raise awareness.
The #22Pushups challenge was made to honor veterans who serve their countries faithfully, and to raise awareness about the high suicide rate among them. The challenge aims to reduce this rate through the empowerment and education of veterans. Every pushup counts as a support to veterans, so you shouldn’t be shy.
In the United Kingdom, a police officer wanted to show his support for the campaign, so he had some help from a friend.
Scroll down to see a police dog taking part in the #22Pushups challenge.
PC Steve Hopwood, from Avon and Somerset Police, decided to support veterans worldwide and took part in the#22Pushups challenge. On the ninth day of the challenge, a police dog joined him, and together, they did pushups to support our veterans.
This clever canine realized the number of sacrifices veterans give for their countries and the little rewards they gain in return, so he joined his pal and decided to raise awareness.
Watch a police dog joins his team member to do pushups for the #22Pushups challenge.
Make sure to tell us what you think of the challenge and its benefits in the comments below.