22 STRONG EVENT
Building Change’s 5th Annual 22 Strong event series will take place virtually (22-Day Challenge) May 8 – 29, 2023 and in person (22-Mile / 2.2-Mile Walk) on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The goal of each of these events is to raise awareness and funds for organizations dedicated to eliminating veteran suicide.
The challenge is simple: walk 22 miles to support veterans locally and nationally.
The 22 Strong Challenge is an event series that honors and supports United States Military Veterans.
In 2023, Building Change will offer a 22-Day Virtual Challenge in the spring and a 22-Mile (or 2.2!) In-person Walk in the fall. The number 22 is significant to our event because it represents the 22 veterans who lose their lives to suicide every day. Our goal is to support our community of veterans and bring awareness to the charities we support. Over 200 walkers joined us either virtually or in-person (in some cases, both!) in 2022.
In 2019, we hosted our inaugural 22-mile walk. We raised $22,000 and donated the proceeds to three beneficiaries: Mission 22, Six String Heroes, and FOCUS Marines Foundation.
We held a virtual 22-day challenge in 2020 and raised $40,000 which we distributed to seven organizations in our community: Mission 22, Six String Heroes, FOCUS Marines Foundation, Gateway Blue Star Mothers, Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs, Joshua Chamberlain Society, and the St. Charles County Veteran’s Museum.
In 2021, we raised over $50,000 to support Mission 22, FOCUS Marines Foundation, Gateway Blue Star Mothers, Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs, Joshua Chamberlain Society, and the St. Charles County Veteran’s Museum. We are looking forward to continuing our tradition of giving back to veterans in our community.
Our 4th annual event in 2022 was our biggest yet. We raised over $80,000 to support FOCUS Marines Foundation, Gateway Blue Star Mothers, Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs, Joshua Chamberlain Society, Six Strings Heroes, and the St. Charles County Veteran’s Museum.
Stay tuned on information to register for our 5th Annual 22 Strong event series. We hope to walk with you in 2023!
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Do YOU accept the 22 STRONG CHALLENGE?
Opportunities to sponsor our spring and fall events are forthcoming. Please check back for more.
AMAZON SMILE: Click here to set Building Change as your default charity for purchases made with Amazon.
ONE TIME DONATION: Make a one-time donation of any amount that will directly support veterans
To sponsor, please send checks made payable to “Building Change” at 11 Lami Industrial Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63304
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our team at 636.220.6850
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
The following are present beneficiaries of our 22 Strong event series. Click on each banner to learn more about these organizations.