Veteran Suicide Awareness Fund
Two years ago, I was introduced to a group of active military men and women stationed at Fort Bragg. Every year, they embark on a Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention bike ride - starting in Butler, Tennessee and concluding in Nags Head, NC. Every 22 miles, the group stops to honor family and friends who have committed suicide - statistics state that every day 22 veterans take their lives, with the number increasing post-pandemic. Our church has been a stopping point on their journey, where they could clean-up, sleep and recharge before biking again.
Suicide has effected our family, as well as the mental & physical struggles that follow suit of being a Veteran. This year, I plan to run 22 miles during the month of November, since that is when the ride will take place.
To learn more about the NC Bike team, please see the following article: https://www.army.mil/article/228092/veteran_suicide_awareness_bike_ride