22 STRONG EVENT
Building Change’s 4th Annual 22 Strong event series is scheduled in person on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The Virtual 22 Day Challenge will take place September 3 – 24, 2022. 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 benefit veterans at the community and national level.
The 22 Strong Challenge is an event series that honors and supports United States Military Veterans. In 2022, Building Change will offer a 22-Day Virtual Challenge, a 22-Mile In-Person Walk, and a 2.2-Mile In-Person Walk. 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. Virtual walkers joined us from 18 states across the country, and over 100 people walked with us in St. Charles, Missouri on September 11, 2021. In 2022, we will host our 4th annual event series.
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 22 Strong event series registration is live. Register to walk 22 (or 2.2) in ’22.
Be sure to find and follow our organization, Building Change, on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Facebook: Building Change 22 Strong | Instagram: @build_change
Do YOU accept the 22 STRONG CHALLENGE?
RED SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $5,000 | Company logo listed on race website, t-shirt, and event banner; 10 walk registrations
WHITE SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $2,500 | Company logo listed on race website, t-shirt, and event banner; 5 walk registrations
BLUE SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $1,000 | Company Logo listed on race website, t-shirt, and event banner
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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 past and present beneficiaries of our 22 Strong event series. Click on each banner to learn more about these organizations.