We know that this march will be anything but easy, however, we are determined and motivated to raise awareness and donations for the mental well-being of our country’s veterans
Our Nation’s Warriors continue to come face to face with the enemy even after they return home from the battlefield. Every day, twenty veterans and active-duty military die from suicide in the United States. Veteran suicide rates are about 50 percent higher than rates among the general population.
The Brady Oberg Legacy Foundation (B.O.L.F.) (501 (c)(3) organization) is working hard to inform the public, especially spouses and families, about the signs, effects and how to get help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and prevent Veteran suicide.
[RUCK•ING [VERB] – Carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.]
All nine of us will be carrying rucks/packs with at least 20 pounds inside; symbolizing the 20 veterans that take their own life every day. We will begin the march at CrossFit Fargo – ruck to Ulen and then into Moorhead – finishing our journey on the Veterans Memorial Bridge separating MN & ND.