Heartwarming pushup challenge takes the internet by storm

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Marines, Med Students, And Kids Do 22 Push-Up Challenge To Raise Money For Vets

A new fitness challenge has taken social media by storm -- and the reason behind it will likely tug at your heart strings.

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The 22 Push-up Challenge was created by non-profit, 22 Kill, to raise awareness about suicide prevention among veterans.

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide a day in the U.S., according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Participants are supposed to film themselves completing 22 pushups to help bring together civilians and veterans, according to Business Insider.

Over five million pushups have been recorded so far, which is about a quarter of the 22 million goal the organization hopes to reach.

If you plan on joining the fun be sure to use hashtag #22Kill.

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