22 Jumps: February 8th, 2020, Camelback Mountain, AZ
Parachuting with Purpose: Marine Veteran Tristan Wimmer founded 22 Jumps — a series of BASE Jumping events to raise awareness and funds in honor of the 22 Veterans and service members who lose their battle to suicide each day.
At the inaugural 22 Jumps event, Marine Veteran Tristan Wimmer BASE jumped 22 times in one day from Arizona’s Camelback Mountain to raise awareness and funds for research that will help make brain trauma more detectable and treatable.
Highlights from 22 Jumps event in February 2020:
- On February 8, 2020 Marine Veteran Tristan Wimmer BASE Jumped 22 times off of Arizona’s Camelback Mountain in honor of his brother, and to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention and brain trauma research.
- He was supported by friends, family, local news and CVB’s Veterans Advisory Council Chair, Frank Larkin, whose highly decorated son who was a Navy SEAL took his own life after a long struggle with TBI.
- More than $10,000 was raised which funded biomarker fluid assays for TBI. Our work in biomarker discovery and validation for a new generation of diagnostics and pathways that will lead to new targets for therapy.
- Read more about 22 Jumps in the news
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Watch Tristan Wimmer & Frank Larkin Discuss 22 Jumps
How To Get Involved and Make a Difference
Please join the 22 Jumps campaign – as a spectator, sponsor or supporter – for suicide prevention awareness and CVB’s brain trauma research.Donate Now Learn more about 22 Jumps Events Visit 22Jumps.org
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