“Thank Our Heroes” Run/Walk/Ride
May 1st through Nov 11th
1st annual Thank Our Heroes Run/Walk/Ride - In honor of our Heroes all first responders and military veterans and the supporting of them and their families for all they do or have done. We want to help American Military Family (AMF-GY6) Stop Veteran & First Responders Suicide. American Military Families like so many non-profit charities have all been impacted during the COVID -19 crisis; we want to help by raising funds from this inaugural “Thank Our Heroes” event. Please join us helping this wonderful organization and bringing awareness to all of our heroes in need of assistance. We will be encouraging everyone stay connected all summer, as we will hold live Facebook events monthly to bring awareness events on the 22nd of each month to help reduce the 22 suicides' daily from our heroes to one day, be zero.
We ask people run or walk or ride a bicycle for 2.2 miles, 22k or even 22 miles and if you want post pictures to share what you have done to honor these heroes. You can even build a team(s) and challenge other teams to do more miles in a given month. We encourage everyone to get out get some fresh air while supporting a great cause.
American Military Family (AMF) provides veterans and their families with assistance, whether it be emotional, physical, mental or financial, for their missing, suicidal, displaced or struggling Hero. We are here to aide in their road to recovery and subsequent success. To engage fellow veterans to reach out to other struggling battle buddies; to educate communities and businesses that will educate civilians about the needs and issues facing our veterans and their families; to form a coalition of combat veterans and families who will strengthen and empower one another.
According to VA's June 2018 National Veteran Suicide Data Report which looks at data from 2005 to 2015, "22 veterans, active duty and reserve members take their life every day, the highest being veterans at 16.8. That amounts to 6,132 veterans and 1,387 servicemembers who died by suicide in one year."
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Suicide Prevention. If you think you or someone you know could be suicidal, please call 911 immediately.
Veterans Suicide Hotline Number: Get the support you've earned. Text to 838255.
If you're a Veteran in crisis or you're concerned about one, responders at the Veterans Crisis Line text-messaging service (text to 838255) offer help that can make a difference Caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to provide free and confidential support -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year --even if you're not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders will work with you to get through any personal crisis