The reason behind the #22PushupChallenge

A new fitness challenge is blowing up online to raise awareness about veteran suicide statistics. It's called the #22PushupChallenge.

It is fairly simple-- you do 22 pushups for 22 days straight. You post a video of yourself doing it and every day tag a new friend, asking them to join in.

If you can't do 22, just do ten or five or however many pushups you're capable of doing.

The reason behind 22: the Department of Veterans Affairs says 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder plays a big part.

The challenge was started by the veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment. The hope is the public support and appreciation can help veterans cope.

The NYPD is even joining in on the challenge.

But don't let them scare you off! Everyone is encouraged to take part in the challenge, no matter where you are.