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Kenny G completes #22PushUpChallenge to help bring attention to issue of veteran suicide

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Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm

Kenny G has joined the growing list of celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon, who have completed the #22PushUpChallenge to help bring awareness to the issue of veteran suicide.

The #22PushupChallenge was started by the veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment. The group's 22KILL movement works to build a community of support for veterans, and raise awareness for mental health challenges they face. The ultimate goal of the project is to reach 22 million pushups, and the group uses people's tags to keep a live tally.

At the end of his video, Kenny challenged Michael Bolton, Richard Marx and Amy Alcott to show their support by making videos of their own.

Watch Kenny G complete the #22PushUpChallenge HERE.

"Awareness, support and appreciation can help our veterans overcome the challenges they too often face after leaving their uniform behind," Kenny G. said. "I encourage all of my fans to complete the challenge and help bring attention to the issue of veteran suicide."

In January 2015, Kenny G reached another career milestone with the release of his 14th studio album, "Brazilian Nights," via Concord Records. The 10-song set, Kenny's tribute to the "masters" of bossa nova, is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals.

Melodies and music have long been a signature part of Kenny G's life. Since releasing his self-titled debut disc in the fall of 1982, Kenny G has become the biggest selling instrumental musicians of the modern era, and one of the best-selling artists of all-time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records.

His biggest album was 1992's "Breathless," which sold 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. In addition, his 1994 Christmas disc, "Miracles: The Holiday Album," ranks as one of the most successful yuletide albums ever - with sales over 8 million copies.

Seven of his singles have hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also been ranked as one of the most-played artists in the adult contemporary format - with nine top 10 singles.

Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Katy Perry to Weezer to Whitney Houston.

Kenny G performs Dec 13 at the Historic Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center in North Tonawanda.

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