'22 Won't Do' brings awareness to veteran suicide in Downtown Huntsville

'22 Won't Do' brings awareness to veteran suicide in Downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Twenty-two is a number you may have heard often lately, but it's much more than a just number.

It is said that 22 veterans, on average, commit suicide in a day. "And 22 Won't Do" is the name of the movement to prevent the high suicide rate of veterans.

The movement made its way to Veteran's Park in Huntsville on Saturday with a goal for 2,222 people, for 22 dollars each, to do 22 pushups.

The message of the event was that it is not enough to bring U.S. troops home if is not help in the internal battle they bring home with them.

"This event means something to people. And I want you guys to support this event and events like this. We can't lose people like this. We've got to be there to support them and build them up," said Mo Jones, host of the MoJo Radio Show on WZYP.

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