This summer, five U.S. veterans will bicycle across our great nation to heal their war wounds. This group of former service people includes men and women of diverse ages, backgrounds, and interests.
The 4,200 mile journey begins July 15th near Tacoma and ends 90 days later in Washington D.C. By the end of these 90 days: 1,500 v…ets will have committed suicide. 270,000 cases of PTSD will have been reported since the inception of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 50,000 veterans will have returned home physically wounded since 2001, and 300,000 vets will spend a night on the street. In addition, 4,750 servicemembers will have suffered from MST.
Empowered by their differences, these five veterans are UNITED.
United in their effort to heal their wounds from war via a long distance ride.
United to bring awareness to the fact that hundreds of thousands of service people often face difficulty returning home.
United to raise money to help other veterans live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. We are raising $75,000 to accomplish this year’s ride. All funds raised beyond this threshold will support next year’s ride and programs devoted to helping veterans with their transition into civilian life. Further information can be found at our website.