Cornhusker Marching Band joins 22in22 Challenge

22in22An average of 22 veterans and active duty service members die by suicide daily.

This month, the Cornhusker Marching Band at the University Nebraska-Lincoln decided to help do something about it.

Together, the marching band pledged to join the 22in22 Challenge to help raise funds and awareness for the current military suicide crisis. The funds raised from the challenge will be donated to Stop Soldier Suicide, a veteran-founded-and-led nonprofit devoted to preventing military suicide.

Tony Falcone, who directs the marching band, learned about the 22in22 Challenge last spring from a friend whose son was responsible for putting the program together. Over the past month, Falcone has worked to get the band on board.

Read the entire article by Cassandra Kostal in the Daily Nebraskan. 

Join your fellow University of Nebraska marching band members as they march 22 miles in 22 days to raise money and awareness in celebration of our veterans,  active-duty members of the military, first responders and their families. You can donate to stop soldier suicide’s fundraiser: Nebraska Marching 22in22.

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