I recently attended a launch for the Wounded Warriors BC Run at Saunders Subaru in Colwood.
The focus of the run is to fundraise and increase public awareness of Wounded Warriors Canada.
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. They help find therapeutic programs and solutions for military men and women in need. Currently, their primary focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries.The Saunders Family donated $1000 at the launch to start off the fundraising. They are a very generous family who always step up. My personal thanks goes out the Bob and family for being wonderful community leaders.
To provide increased financial support and public awareness for Wounded Warriors Canada, the “Wounded Warrior Run BC” was created. A team of five dedicated runners will relay run the length of Vancouver Island for six consecutive days, starting Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 and finishing Friday, 21 Feb 2014. The journey will begin in Port Hardy and end in Victoria at Saunders Subaru, covering more than 600 km.
PTSD can impact anybody who has experienced trauma. This includes our First Responders. Many people say the hardest part of having PTSD is admitting you need help.
To donate or for more information, visit http://woundedwarriorrunbc.com.