Captain America has issued the challenge. The 22 Push-Up Challenge, that is.
Chris Evans, along with fellow Hollywood heavyweights Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Chris Pratt are taking part in the latest viral challenge.Launched by 22Kill, a military veteran organization, the 22 Push-Up Challenge tasks people to record themselves doing the push-ups, and why they're doing them. The purpose of the challenge? To raise awareness of the high number of veteran suicides committed per day, in the United States. Twenty-Two veterans a day, to be exact. The organization's ultimate goal? To record a total number 22 million push-ups, raising awareness along the way.
Evans, who gets a little interference from his dog, Dodger, posted his video challenge nominating fellow "Avengers" co-stars Jeremy "Renner" (Hawkeye) and Anthony "Mackie" (Falcon) to participate, as well. Kevin Hart, Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and John Krasinski (The Office) have already answered the call of the challenge.
Chris Evans doing the 22 pushup challenge to raise awareness for veterans suicide prevention... such a worthy cause...and Dodger... he's the cutest ever! #chrisevans #sebastianstan #anthonymackie #jeremyrenner #22pushupchallenge
#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 ðŸ˜‚ðŸ’ªðŸ¾ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸
- chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 13, 2016
(via The Wrap)