Walk the Talk America Raises Over $105K in Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraiser

The first-of-its-kind fundraiser, hosted by Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng, ran from May 1 – 8, 2024.

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 2024) – Walk the Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership, is thrilled to announce the successful completion of its $100K first-of-its-kind fundraiser. Thanks to the generous support of the firearms community and the leadership of Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng, WTTA raised an impressive $105,568.44 during the fundraiser held from May 1 – 8, 2024.

Cheng kicked off the fundraiser with a personal donation of $5,000, which was used to match donations of $1,000 or less, inspiring the community to contribute to this vital cause. Walk the Talk America also received big contributions from their corporate partners Armscor, Ruger, Davidson’s, Lipsey’s, Chattanooga Shooting Supplies Inc., and Zephyr Wellness. The funds raised will be instrumental in enhancing WTTA’s programs, which aim to improve mental health for gun owners and educate mental health practitioners about the unique aspects of gun culture.

“Surpassing our fundraising goal is a testament to the strong belief within the firearms community that mental health is a key component in reducing gun violence,” said Cheng. “The overwhelming support we received underscores the commitment of gun owners to contribute to a safer and healthier America. This accomplishment during Mental Health Awareness Month signifies the positive impact we can achieve when we come together.”

Michael Sodini, founder and CEO of WTTA, expressed his gratitude, “We are deeply moved by the incredible support shown by our community. This fundraiser wasn’t just about raising money; it was about raising awareness and building a bridge between mental health and responsible gun ownership. The funds raised will enable us to continue our mission of fostering understanding and providing essential mental health resources to gun owners.”

Walk the Talk America is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health and responsible gun ownership. Its mission is to enhance the perception of mental health among gun owners while elevating the standard of mental health care within this community. Walk the Talk America is uniquely positioned as an organization that integrates the wisdom of gun-owning mental health professionals, offering innovative solutions derived from real-world experiences.

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About Walk the Talk America:

Walk the Talk America is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health and responsible gun ownership. Its mission is to enhance the perception of mental health among gun owners while elevating the standard of mental health care within this community. WTTA is uniquely positioned as an organization that integrates the wisdom of gun-owning mental health professionals, offering innovative solutions derived from real-world experiences.

About Chris Cheng:

Chris Cheng is the History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 Champion. A former Google employee, Cheng was a self-taught amateur who beat 17 competitors, including law enforcement and military professionals, and won $100,000, a sponsorship with Bass Pro Shops, and the title of “Top Shot.” He is the author of “Shoot to Win” — a book for the new shooter. He is on the boards of the Pink Pistols and the Asian Pacific American Gun Owners Association and has been working in the suicide prevention space since 2014.

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