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Nomore22

Organized by: Derek Akers

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EVENT DATE Nov 11, 2015

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No More 22 is a fundraiser I am doing that I hope to raise funds for charities that are working with Veterans (and at-risk youth in some cases) that need an outlet. The number of hospitals prescribing numerous medications to people may be lowered if the use of other forms of therapy are more readily available. I am raising a portion of my funds to Leaning W Ranch which is located in Lakeland, FL and gives Veterans and youth the chance to heal through outdoor activities and equine therapy. Leaning W is completely funded by donations and all activities are free of charge for attendees and their families. Fishing, camping, and horseback riding are a few of the amenities the ranch has to offer. As a veteran, I have had friends and fellow soldiers feel like life carries too much burden and decidede to end their lives. The cost of war takes a toll on many and through the ranch veterans can find a new purpose in life. The remainder of the money will be distributed to other non-profit organizations that can help veterans in times of distress whether it is financial troubles, or getting pointed in the right direction for finding a job. Can't donate? I am looking for other riders as well. The proposed timeline for the ride is to leave on Veterans day, 11 November 2015, and arrive to Key Largo on 13 November 2015. About 100 miles a day. I appreciate any support I can get and hope to maybe see a few people willing to come out and ride as well.

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