22 Jumps: Memorial Day Weekend 2021, Twin Falls, Idaho
Parachuting with Purpose: Save The Date for 22 Jumps on Memorial Day Weekend, 2021, Twin Falls, Idaho.
On Memorial Day Weekend, Veteran Tristan Wimmer and others will BASE jump 22 times in one day from the famous Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. This 22 Jumps event is organized by Savannah Slagel, a high school student and aviation enthusiast with a passion for Veterans issues. Savannah’s family is part of the BASE jumping community and she is working towards joining the U.S. Air Force Academy after graduating. Tristan will be joined by Marine Veteran Adam Krum, as well as John Greenway from Mission2Alpha. Frank Larkin, Chair of the Veterans Advisory Council, will be at the event supporting the jumpers — follow us on social media for updates on the upcoming event!
Tristan has dedicated his time and efforts to 22 Jumps in honor of his brother who took his own life after sustaining a TBI in Iraq while serving in the United States Marine Corps. TBI is a major risk factor for suicide. 22 Jumps supports CVB’s research, with the goal of making TBI more detectable and treatable.
About 22 Jumps
In 2020, Marine Veteran Tristan Wimmer founded 22 Jumps — a series of fundraising events where Veterans and others BASE jump 22 times in a single day to raise awareness and funds in honor of the 22 Veterans and service members who lose their battle to suicide each day. Tristan has dedicated his time and efforts to 22 Jumps in honor of his brother who took his own life after sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Iraq while serving in the United States Marine Corps. TBI is a major risk factor for suicide. 22 Jumps supports CVB’s research, with the goal of making TBI more detectable and treatable.
Watch Savannah Slagel discuss why she is fundraising to find solutions for PTSD & TBI
About the BASE Jumpers
Jordan Laird enlisted in the Marines in 2005 and completed combat tours in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2007, and Sangin, Afghanistan, in 2010. He served as a Scout Sniper instructor at the 1st Marine Division Pre-Scout Sniper School in 2011. He served as staff noncommissioned officer in charge of the Scout Sniper platoon for 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines. He now coaches Veterans and first responders in trauma integration and recovery.
Adam Krum served in the Marine Corps for four years. He completed two deployments in Iraq and survived a gunshot wound in 2004. After struggling with depression during his transition away from the Marine Corps, and losing four of his platoon brothers to suicide, Adam found joy in parachute sports. He joins 22 Jumps to honor those he has lost and to make a difference for all Veterans.
Former Marine and Scout Sniper Tristan Wimmer, whose own brother, a Raider and Recon Marine Veteran, succumbed to suicide in 2015 after struggling with TBI-related depression and anxiety for nearly a decade, partnered with CVB in 2020 on 22 Jumps. Through the 22 Jumps events, Tristan brings new hope to this epidemic by raising money for CVB’s brain health research and to speed new effective solutions for all patients.
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 Donate via Facebook
Explore 22 Jumps
Hear personal stories from Veterans, clinicians and researchers raising awareness of the need for better solutions for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress to reduce the incidence of suicide.May 23, 2022
This year we have three jumpers all attempting 22 jumps from the Perrine Bridge in a single day: Andrew Katz, US Army; Brittany Cantwell, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; and Nick Cliche, US Air Force.April 25, 2022
Marine Veteran Tristan Wimmer and other Veterans are BASE jumping 22 times in a single day from Arizona’s Camelback Mountain on January 30th, 2022, seeking to raise more than $22,000 in honor of the 22 Veterans and service members who lose their battle to suicide each day.January 13, 2022
Cohen Veterans Bioscience hosts a conversation with Veteran BASE Jumpers of 22 Jumps.September 30, 2021
Due to the Covid-19 Delta variant, the BASE-jumping events at Bridge Day on October 16—including the 22 Jumps fundraising event—have been cancelled.
We are thrilled to announce that more than $11k has already been raised to advance precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics for our Veterans.September 8, 2021