BENEFITING: PTSD FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
EVENT DATE: Oct 10, 2014
In October I plan to Walk/Ruck for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness. The purpose of the walk is to bring attention to PTSD and those who suffer from it. I will start my walk at the La Crosse VA clinic and then ruck (hike with my pack) to the Tomah VA clinic at 6:00am on October 10. From there I will ruck to the Madison VA and then to the Milwaukee VA. The ruck is 221.4 miles; I will walk a total of 36 miles or more a day and will complete the Ruck in 6.4 days.
I will be stopping every 65 minutes to salute for one whole minute in recognition of the fact that every 65 minutes a Vet takes his/her own life. By the time I am done with the Ruck, 144 Vets would have died by their own hands, many due to PTSD issues.
A little about me. My name is Travis Good and I am 30% disabled from the military because of PTSD. I have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and was deployed to other countries for direct help and act as a backup force. I spent a total of 15 years in the military, three years in the Army and 12 years in the Air Force.
I would appreciate anyone who has PTSD or wants to support the cause to come and walk with me. You can walk as far and as long as you would like to. If you cannot walk then you can support the cause in a different way by pledging an amount of money to the http://ptsdusa.org/. The PTSD Foundation of America. Anything helps. Thank you so much and you do not have to be a veteran to walk with us.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions and the itinerary.
You can make donations at www.crowdrise.com/RucktoRecoveryforPTSDAwareness