OWEGO – Tioga County Veterans Services Agency organizes a 5K Ruck march titled “For Them”.
This March Ruck is designed to raise awareness on the issue of veterans’ suicide, to honor the memory of those lost to the Internal War, and to provide prevention through awareness.
“For Them” will be held on Saturday at Hickories Park, pavilion no. 5 in Owego from 9:00 to noon. Check-in starts at 8:30. The event is only open to the first 50 registered and people of all ages are welcome to attend.
There will be goody bags and commemorative t-shirts for all who register. We ask all participants to wear a backpack or backpack and carry 22 lbs. weight in the same – weight is representative of the 22 veterans a day we lose due to suicide.
Participants are also encouraged to carry an American flag and the name and information of a veteran we have lost by suicide on their backpack or backpacks. For more information or to register for this event, contact Mike or Bonnie at 607-687-8228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“Come out and support this worthy cause and march with us ……” WE RUCK FOR THEM, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T! “said a press release.