LOUISVILLE, KY (Dec. 30, 2015) – A Navy veteran having served five years, Shannon Shuey has been involved with Active Heroes less than a year through Carry The Fallen, but had success with just her first event.
Shuey participated in her first CTF ruck-march in March of 2015, then completed a second one in June.
It was by July that Shuey signed-up to be a Team Leader herself.
She held her first event October 11th in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with over 100 participants showing up. She also held a social event right after the ruck-march for the participants.
“These events are great for awareness,” said Shuey. “Most people that did the ruck, it was their first time.”
Shuey said she was not aware of the 22 a day number until she started doing ruck-marches in early 2015 with Greg Troxell and Anthony Doran, Team Leaders out of the Easton, Pennsylvania area.
“Though I’m a veteran, I never heard the number from anyone in my circle,” said Shuey. “I didn’t hear it in the news or through anyone until I got involved with Greg’s team.”
Shuey said during the event she put together, she could see people open up, talking to each other, veterans and civilians alike.
“They almost transformed during the 11 miles, with veterans sharing stories and people making connections,” said Shuey.
Shuey said CTF events help strengthen the ties veterans can make within their communities.
“These events help build a community, make a safe haven for information, recovery and support a support group – someone to listen to them” said Shuey.
If you would like to join or donate to Shuey’s team, follow this link: https://fundraise.activeheroes.org/fundraise/team?ftid=52831
For updates on Shuey’s future events as they are scheduled, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarryTheFallen/?fref=ts