Active Heroes is proud to announce Stepping up For Heroes support for National Veterans and Military Families Month. Over 20 veterans a month commit suicide and together we are making a difference.
“During the month of November registered participants will be asked to run, walk, bike or swim to raise funds for Active Heroes. All running, walking, biking and swimming will be turned into “steps”. More participants equal more steps and more steps add up to a larger donation for Active Heroes by FitnessBank. We encourage participants to move as much as they’d like during the challenge, but we ask everyone to move for a minimum of 22 minutes a day to bring much needed awareness to the 22 veterans, and active duty military personnel who commit suicide each day. Everyone is welcome to participate,” Beth Salinger, Stepping up For Heroes.
Beth touches on the issue that many military personnel are dealing with PTSD and do not get treatment. She says that she wants to bring awareness that they are not alone and there is help. Beth’s husband is a retired Navy veteran and she worked with active duty and veterans during her events. On a deeper level, she feels that suicide awareness is so important and makes a difference because she often hears about someone in the military or veterans that have taken their lives or attempted to do so. She feels that if we can offer the support they so desperately need they would be less likely to attempt suicide.
“We are very thankful of the support from FitnessBank, through their app we will be able to track participant’s movement. Whether running, walking, biking or swimming, all movement is being turned into steps which in turn make donations for Active Heroes”, Beth states.
The other sponsors for the event are Sam Adams, Road Runner Sports, and Craft Sportswear.
Thank you so much Beth and Stepping Up For Heroes for what you are doing to support our veterans and their families! You are making a difference.
Thank you to the sponsors of the event and FitnessBank for your contributions.
To Learn more about Stepping Up For Heroes and register for this event go here.
To donate to Active Heroes go here.
To Host an event for Active Heroes find out more here.
To learn other resources we provide go here.
Active Heroes is an IRS registered Top Rated 501c3 Charity that assists Military Families.