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2.2 For 22 Walk for Vets strives to raise awareness with the Las Positas College campus and community that 22 veterans are lost to suicide a day. Funds raised will help bring mental health professionals to Las Positas College in an effort to support mental health services for student veterans and to stop suicide among veterans. Funds will also support services provided by the Pleasanton Military Families.
The format of the 2.2 For 22 Walk for Vets is divided in virtual challenges (listed below) emphasizing 22. These challenges do not require you to be at any particular location. Challenges can be completed/attempted from anywhere! There are a total of 22 challenges to complete, averaging one challenge a day. You do not have to complete the challenges in order and can do multiple in one day.
**All participants will receive a 2.2 Walk for Vets T-shirt and a commemorative medal!
**For a guaranteed T-shirt and medal, participants must register by 10/20/2020.
CLICK ON A CHALLENGE TO SEE A DEMONSTRATION, BROUGHT TO YOU BY A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY!
WHY 22 CHALLENGES?- As you know, the intention behind this challenge event is to bring awareness to an unsettling reality, 22 veterans are lost to suicide everyday. Some challenges are focused around completing a physical act for the purpose of honoring veterans and their realities, meanwhile some challenges focus on connection and practicing mindfulness by doing activities that have a direct correlation to improving mental health and preventing suicide.
HOW TO SUBMIT RESULTS/COMPLETION OF CHALLENGES- In the "RESULTS" tab click on "SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS" here you will be asked to type in your first and last name. Then click "LOG ACTIVITIES." After, click on the "ACTIVITY" drop down menu to select a challenge. If the challenge is a timed challenge (e.g., 2.2 walk/run) please enter your time. If the challenge asks you to complete a certain number of repetitions/tasks (e.g. 22 push ups) please enter the number completed in the box labeled "REPS/TASKS COMPLETED." Write your feelings about the challenge or words of encouragement in the comment box.
TL;DR: RESULTS---> SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS--->LOG ACTIVITY---> ENTER TIME OR REPS/TASKS COMPLETED----> ENTER COMMENT
**CHALLENGES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE EVENT BEGINS (10/21)**
Hey Challengers! Thanks again for taking up the challenge and supporting your Veteran community!
Help us make this challenge even more memorable by joining or creating a team! Invite friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and other members of your community to be apart of your 2.2 challenge team!
MEMBERS FROM THE TOP 3 TEAMS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL PRIZE!!!
How to join/create a team? 1) You have to option of joining/creating a team during registration fo the event. During registration you will be prompted to join or create a team. 2) If you did not join/create a team in registration you can still do so. Follow these instructions- sign in, click on my profile, manage registration, click “Teams” on the left sidebar, select join existing team, scroll down to the team you want to join then click on update team.
CHALLENGERS!!! We encourage all of you to upload photos of your 2.2 Walk for Vets Virtual Challenge experience (the more the better!).
Q: What if I am unable to do a certain challenge, how do I move forward?
A: Participants who are unable to complete a certain challenge are encouraged to do the challenge in any manner that is adaptive to their ability. For example, if you cannot complete 22 military push ups, you can do modified push ups against a wall or wheelchair push ups. Adapting a challenge can be as creative as you would like. For instance, folks who do not have a bicycle can ride a stationary bike or substitute a cycle completely by going for a walk, skateboarding, roller blading, etc.
Q: Can I make a donation without registering for the event?
A: Absolutely! Donations can be made without being a registered participant. Navigate to our donations page via the menu bar on the left side of the homepage. From there you can make donations of any amount.
Q: Do I have to do the challenges in order? Must I complete all the challenges?
A: No, you do not have to do the challenges in order. You can pick and choose when you do each challenge. You can do multiple in one day if you would like! You do not have to do each challenge, but as this is a challenge event, we encourage participants to challenge themselves in completing each one.
Q: Can I complete the same challenge over 22 days?
A: In short, yes. While we encourage participants to attempt all the challenges (physical and non physical) we understand individuals preference to do what is comfortable and safe. For example, if you would like to do a 2.2 walk for all 22 days of the event that is totally acceptable. You can log results for the same activity multiple times. This is an honor system challenge. You do not need to submit proof that you actually completed a challenge or provide evidence of a certain time or reps/task completed count. Participants are encouraged to navigate this challenge in a manner that is comfortable and safe.
Q: How do I join an existing team if I have already registered?
A: Sign in, click on my profile, manage registration, click “Teams” on the left sidebar, select join existing team, scroll down to the team you want to join then click on update team.
Q: Can I complete more than one challenge per day?
A: You are welcome to complete as many challenges in a day as you like. There is a general pace of 1 challenge per day, but participants are encouraged to go at whatever pace is comfortable for themselves.
Q: If the challenge already started, can I still join?
A: *Yes, even if you join late you can still participate and help bring awareness to the unsettling reality that 22 veterans are lost to suicide every day.
*However, participants who sign up after October 20th will not be eligible to receive a free T-shirt and medal.
Q: How will I receive my T-shirt and medal?
A: There will be two options for receiving your T-shirt and medal. First, participants will be invited to a pick up location (date and location is TBD) where they can pick up their T-shirt and medal. Second, participants who are unable to come to the pickup location will be mailed their T-shirt and medal to the address they have provided during registration.
Q: How do I submit my results?
A: In the "RESULTS" tab click on "SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS" then enter your first and last name. Next, click on “LOG ACTIVITIES” after, click on the "ACTIVITY" drop down menu to select a challenge. If the challenge is a timed challenge (e.g. 2.2 walk/run) please enter your time. If the challenge asks you to complete a certain number of repetitions/tasks (e.g. 22 push ups) please enter the number completed in the box labeled "REPS/TASKS COMPLETED." Use the comment box to tell us about how you felt during the challenge, write any encouraging words, shoutout your friends, and anything else that you want to communicate about the challenge.
LAS POSITAS COLLEGE- VETERANS FIRST PROGRAM
LAS POSITAS COLLEGE- STUDENT VETERAN ORGANIZATION
PLEASANTON MILITARY FAMILIES
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