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Hoosier Legionnaire Plans To Help Eliminate Veteran Suicides One Step At A Time
Updated June 5, 2017 5:55 AM
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(COLUMBUS) - Columbus Indiana American Legion member and USMC Veteran Kyle Kilinger will run 300 plus miles from Ohio to Indiana to highlight the growing problem of veteran suicides.

Data released from the VA, shows that roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide.

"Many of these tragic incidents are related to personal battles with post-traumatic stress disorder. Kyle says, "By raising awareness and talking about PTSD, we have the opportunity to show Veterans our support and let them know that they are NEVER alone. Bringing about conversations on what we can do for these veterans today can help to ensure they will be here tomorrow".

Donations in the form of sponsorships for Kyle's journey will benefit 22-2-NONE and Save 22, which are both nonprofit organizations that work to help raise awareness and provide support to eliminate veteran suicide.

Kyle will begin his journey on July 1, leaving from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and finishing at Mill Race Park in Columbus, Indiana on July 8.

A planned 5k run and car show fundraiser will be held on that Saturday (July 8th) to collect addition donations for the cause.



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