22 Jumps: January 30th, 2022 at Camelback Mountain, Arizona
Parachuting with Purpose: Veterans BASE jump to raise funds for CVB’s TBI research.
UPDATE: Due to anticipated weather/wind conditions, this event has been rescheduled from January 29th to Sunday, January 30th.
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.
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.
News Coverage from the 22 Jumps event at Camelback Mountain in 2021:
- AZFamily.com – BASE jumpers flying off Camelback Mountain 22 times to bring awareness to veteran suicides
- ABC 15 Arizona – Former Marine BASE jumping to raise awareness for veteran suicide
- Fox 10 Phoenix – Arizona veterans base jumping to raise awareness for veteran suicides
Meet the BASE Jumpers
- Tristan Wimmer, Former Marine Scout Sniper
- Brent Lake, Former Army Ranger
- Ben Pitassi, Current Navy Leapfrog
- Pepe Campos, Former Marine Corps Infantryman
- Adam Krum, Former Marine Corps Infantryman
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.
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