There are lots of things to make a big deal about today...and I think PTS is one topic to make a bigger deal about: The VA released a report which consisted of the nation's largest analysis of veteran suicide, indicating that an average of 22 veterans a day die from suicide.
Annual number of suicides per 100,000 population (never served/vets+active service):
| Veterans and
|Women||5.2||28.7 (+550% compared to women who never served)|
|Men||20.9||32.1 (+150% compared to men who never served)|
SHOCKING statistics, right? that's why I think we should be making a bigger deal about this - look at the tragic % increase!
Please consider sponsoring/donating to my team's fundraising commitment for this important cause...start your own team and/or join my team and do some burpees too, to help ensure we hit/EXCEED the goal & more importantly, spread the awareness.
Team NAPERVILLE - anyone who contributes burpees or $ includes: Kent Barr, Marcello Avelli, Rosy & Kelly Viton and her LITE@CrossFit630 group, Nate's CrossFIT630, Jen Hoeft @j-fit.com and her workout crews, Susan from LA Fitness and her workout crews, Joy Yoder, Diana P.Hoyt, Ryan Hoyt, Will Hoyt, Jess Colton, Tony Burke, Kyle Counter, Shannyn Lee, Blair Enns, Sarah @WWP, McRae & Beth Williams, Steve Walintschek, Beverly Moore, Jim O'Brien, Landon Sheets, Billy Neufeld, Michelle Hollingshead, Jenna Holbrook, Rafael+Barbara Viton, me and a few others so far...if you wish to help add your burpees to the daily totals, text me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your daily, weekly, or monthly total - whatever is easiest for you.
I'm committing to doing 100,000+ total burpees - and raise as much $ as possible for VETS.
The money goes to the Courage Foundation which offers innovative programs that are making a difference in the lives of veterans suffering from PTS. The Courage Foundation's mission is to foster post-traumatic growth, restore purpose and transform lives through integrative self-awareness, physical health, mental toughness, emotional resilience and spiritual well-being.
To make a pledge hit the red "donate" button:
Donate $2? $22? ANY amount that you can spare is greatly appreciated.
Thank You! Burpees for Vets
At the end of each month, I will post my team's burpee totals.
Jan. _2500 actual_
Feb. _11,028 actual
Mar. _13,005 actual
Apr. _14,350 actual (40,883 YTD)
May. _12,358 actual_(53,241 YTD)
Jun. _13,648 actual_(66,889 YTD)
Jul. _12,937_(79,826 YTDl)
Aug. _12,665_(92,491 YTD)
Sep. _39,654_(132,145 YTD)
Oct. _90,284_(222,429 YTD)
Nov. _51,258_(273,687 YTD)
Dec. _79,367_(353,054 YTD)
If you wish to join the team and help add your burpees to the total, email me at email@example.com
burpee image sourced from https://crossfitunbreakable.com/wod/20170508/6-reasons-why-crossfitters-hate-burpees/