22 Too Many®

"Their pictures on our backs - Their names in our hearts”

 

A recent report released by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) states that every day approximately 20 current and former military service members take their own lives (a report in 2013 stated 22, 2016 stated approximately 20, while other reports suggest suicides among active duty military are rising - it is always 'too many.' ) 

There are a number of reasons for this startling statistic, among them: post-traumatic stress (PTS), the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), challenges of adjustment after returning home from a deployment, the often difficult transition from military to civilian life, and the negative stigma in the military community around seeking help for issues related to mental health.

The military service members are not the only ones suffering.

The families and close friends are overwhelmed from complicated grief long after the loss of a loved one. 

22 Too Many is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that cares about our nations military community.

 

Our mission is threefold:

  • Serve as a living memorial: honoring our fallen lost to suicide through running, walking, hiking, biking and educational events 

  • Raise awareness of this tragedy and share helpful resources

  • Reach out to the grieving family members left behind - for care, connection and comfort and to assure them their loved ones are never forgotten.

 

There are many ways to join us in our mission. Read to find out how!​

 

Gallery

Gallery

Click here to view pictures of our heroes being honored around the country.

How it Works

How it Works

The details: How to honor one of our 22 Too Many fallen through running or other events. Click here for information.

About

About

Our goals: Honor and carry our fallen heroes. Raise awareness of PTSD. Encourage the loved ones left behind. Reduce the 22 to 0.

Honor the Fallen

Honor the Fallen

Signed up for a race? Need help finding one in your area? Click here and sign up to carry one of our 22 Too Many fallen.

Add a Hero

Add a Hero

If you have lost your loved one (active duty or veteran) to suicide or other PTSD related causes, we would be honored to run for them. Please provide us with some information – click here.

Host an Event

Host an Event

Click here to help us raise awareness and honor the fallen by hosting an event!

News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming races and events. Links to race calendars and training programs.

Resources

Resources

Do you need help? We want to point you in the right direction for support. Important resources for veterans or those grieving.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We’re fully committed to honoring every fallen hero. Get to know us and find out why!

Our History

Our History

How we started running for our fallen lost to suicide and PTSD. Who we are and what we’re doing

Donate

Donate

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we depend solely on donations of all sizes. Show your support!

Press

Press

Join us on Facebook and see the attention we’ve received from various publications.

Contact

Contact

Questions or concerns? Let us know!

Volunteer

Volunteer

Click here to help us by volunteering!

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