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Veterans Club to do Pushups for Awareness of Veterans' Issues

Club invites community to perform 22 pushups daily at noon near campus fountain.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-31-2015

Mankato, Minn. – In an effort to raise awareness for veterans’ issues, specifically suicide, members of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Veterans Club will do 22 pushups every weekday—rain or shine—during the month of April at noon near the fountain on the Minnesota State Mankato campus mall.

The Veterans Club, which will begin the effort Wednesday, April 1, invites the Mankato-area community to come to campus and do pushups every day along with them, regardless of one’s ability to complete 22 pushups.

The club chose 22 pushups to raise awareness of the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily, a figure that comes from a 2012 data report issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Coincidentally, the 22 pushups the Veterans Club will perform each day also equals the 22 weekdays during the month of April.

For more information, contact the Minnesota State Mankato Veterans Resource Center at 507-389-5726.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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