What can you do to help? To help raise awareness by this alarming statistic (according to the VA), Fit to Pass is challenging all Fleet Carrier employees and professional CDL drivers to do 22 push-ups per day for 22 days in the month of November.
Are you up for the challenge?
Send your pledge below using our registration form.
There are a few charities that support vets, drivers, and their family’s well-being. These charities are changing lives each and every day.
Let Vets know that they have an army behind them. Mission 22 delivers a Recovery + Resiliency treatment program for Veterans and their spouses that combines principles of human healing with modern science.
The introductory course, R+R Elements, is a free virtual self-guided 28-day program open to everyone interested in science-based wellness (civilians included). They also offer long-term intensive programs for combat Veterans, those who were injured and could not deploy, and those who have experienced MST, and spouses of Veterans.
R+R teaches how wounds can turn into our greatest weapons against hopelessness. This program is the vision of the founder, Magnus Johnson, who is a Green Beret, three-tour combat veteran. Please donate below.
St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has recently caused them to be out of work. Donations help with rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments, and insurance. The SCF provides all applicants with information on how to negotiate price reductions with medical providers and hospitals. We normally do NOT pay medical bills.
Other programs that we help with include a CDC-approved Diabetes Prevention Program, smoking cessation, health challenges, and free flu, shingles, and pneumonia vaccines. Please donate below.
truckersfinalmile.org is an IRS 501(c)(3) recognized charity, designed to reunite truck drivers and their families in the event of a loss of life, debilitating injury, serious illness, crisis at home, or the need to make mobility improvements at a driver’s home.
truckersfinalmile.org was founded by a 38 year over the road veteran. Their ultimate and primary goal is to reunite truck drivers and their families in times of crisis. There are countless instances of drivers being abandoned by their company, families always short of funds, and horror stories of frustration and anger in times of grief. Let’s keep supporting our essential drivers by donating to truckersfinalmile.org. Please donate below.
Spread the word
Challenge your friends and colleagues to join you on your 22×22 Challenge. Feel free to send your push-up video to The Trucker.com and post them on your personal social media profile using hashtag #veteransuicideawareness and #fittopass.
Read Jacob’s story
Jacob Barr served his country in the military and experienced firsthand a loss of a veteran friend to suicide. Read Jacob’s words on why taking the 22X22 challenge and spreading the word to others is so important.
Worried About Suicide For Yourself Or A Friend?
Are you or someone you know suffering from stress or depression? In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we offer a free Interactive Screening Program to show how stress and depression may be affecting you. Click here to access the program. Then get feedback from a mental health professional about your score.
*If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the Confidential Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Option 1 or text 838255 Military One Sources to 1-800-342-9647.