Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury tweeted Monday that he had been challenged by another Idaho police chief to complete the “22-Pushup Challenge.”
— TFPD Chief (@ChiefKingsbury) August 23, 2016”
But the pushup challenge, while requiring some exercise, isn’t some sort of physical fitness challenge — like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before it, the 22-Pushup Challenge is a social media initiative designed to raise awareness for a serious issue, in this case the daily suicide rate among U.S. military veterans.
“It’s kind of a fun way to help raise awareness about a very serious issue,” Kingsbury said Tuesday. “We have lots of veterans here on the Twin Falls police force, and lots of veterans in our community, and we want to support them.”