Help veterans and participate in the Rise & Shine Challenge on April 11

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CALL TO ACTION! During this period of social distancing, America’s heroes – our Veterans – are at risk. Veterans young and old have lost access to the activities that keep them going.

We can help them. The Virtual Rise & Shine Challenge is a great way to show support for at-risk Veterans who are feeling disconnected or discouraged.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS, On April 11, we ask that you RISE, SHINE and SHARE and show your support for those heroes who gave so much to keep us safe. They need to know they are NEVER alone.

RISE: Get up on April 11 and choose the right workout for you. Walk, run, bike, hike, lift or just knockout some pushups and jumping jacks. Do whatever you can to keep yourself healthy. The healthier we all are, the faster we will beat this virus. We will even post special 22-minute workouts for everyone from beginners to experts.

SHINE: Show off your workout and leave a video, picture or note with your workout so we can show our Veterans that you’re thinking of them and that they aren’t alone. Be sure to use the hashtags so we can see the posts #riseandshinechallenge #engage22 #thankyouvets

SHARE: Ask others to join the challenge. This is easy to do and will bring smiles to so many during this difficult time.

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