From Florida, to New England, California and Alaska, gyms across the United States proudly join the movement to help end veteran suicide. Most recently, 907 CrossFit, a gym in Anchorage, partnered with Active Heroes for the second year in a row on the 22nd day of February. Unfortunately, 22 is a common number within the military, because for years, 22 was the number of veterans who would take their own life daily. That number has since dropped to 20.
WOD to End Veteran Suicide is an Active Heroes national activity. 907 CrossFit brought together dignitaries, veterans, and current service members from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to help raise awareness for veteran suicide. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the WOD consisted of 22 movements, 22 repetitions of each, with a 2-minute moment of silence at the 2-minute mark.
“At Active Heroes, we are amazed at how many volunteers take the time to help assist and host events like WOD to End Veteran Suicide,” said Troy Yocum, president and founder of Active Heroes. “We’ve grown Active Heroes all across America, even reaching places like Anchorage. These volunteers are making a difference by raising awareness as well as the donations they receive.”
Gyms, CrossFit boxes, and other facilities can register to host this event within your location. Individuals can join an already participating gym/box or participate virtually at a location of your choosing. Click here to register!