Embark on a meaningful 5K journey at the ‘Walk for a Veteran’ walkathon event, where each step resonates with the mission to end veteran suicide. Join us in this powerful movement, demonstrating unity and unwavering support for our heroes’.
VENICE, FL, January 08, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — In a show of solidarity and support for our nation’s veterans, the “Walk for a Veteran” Walkathon is set to take place on March 9th in Venice, FL. This fundraising event aims to bolster the journeys of remarkable veterans, and their own Long Walk Home, all while raising awareness and funds to prevent veteran suicide. This Walk for a Veteran event promises a day filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and meaningful connections. Together, let’s take steps towards preventing veteran suicide and supporting those who have served our nation.
Date: March 9th, 2024
Time: 8:30AM – 2PM
Location: Venice Airport: 150 Airport Ave E Venice, Florida 34285
1.) Walkathon for a Cause: Join us for a day of purpose as we walk alongside inspiring veterans embarking on a journey towards healing and civilian life.
2.) Fundraising for a Mission: The event serves as a vital fundraiser to support our mission of preventing veteran suicide. Every step taken on the walkathon contributes to this noble cause.
3.) Vendors, Food, and Entertainment: Explore a vibrant marketplace with various vendors, savor delicious food, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the day.
4.) Meet the Heroes: Connect with Ron Zaleski and other incredible veterans leading the charge. Hear their compelling stories and witness their commitment to self-discovery and healing.
Event: Walk for a Veteran – A Fundraiser Event to prevent Veteran Suicide.
Uniting the greater Sarasota Community in a grassroots endeavor, “Walk for a Veteran” Walkathon, to raise awareness and vital funds to prevent Veteran suicide. The Long Walk Home, a privately funded nonprofit organization, is on a mission to create hope and save Veterans’ lives throughout the community. Funds raised through The Long Walk Home events and fundraisers are strategically invested in life-saving education, training, and support programs, designed to provide hope and assistance to those contemplating suicide.
The walkathon commences at the 8:30 AM opening ceremony. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, your day will be filled with enriching experiences. Along the path, there will be moments to pause and connect with mentors and fellow Veterans, who stand ready to guide and support you.
The Venice Airport Fairgrounds will come alive with delightful food and merchant vendors, selling crafts, clothing, and other fun items. Many of whom are proud supporters of The Long Walk Home. Enjoy a few pit stops offering light snacks and beverages to keep you refreshed and hydrated, provided by The Long Walk Home. A variety of tasty treats will also be available for purchase to satisfy every craving. Music will fill the air, creating a lively atmosphere. It’s a celebration of unity and goodwill, where you can enjoy great food, great music, and a shared purpose while supporting a vital cause.
Everyone who raises $50+ will receive a gift that shows your commitment to The Long Walk Home and our mission to end a Veterans’ death, by suicide!
How to Participate:
Register for the walkathon. https://thelongwalkhome.networkforgood.com/events/60744-walk-for-a-vet-walkathon
About: The Long Walk Home. Nonprofit organization.
That all military personnel and their families receive the support they need for the transition from military service to civilian life and that civilians are engaged, compassionate and supportive of service men and women during this transition.
To prevent Veteran Suicide and help Veterans make the transition from military to civilian life.
We believe it is up to all of us, not just the Veterans and their families, to aid in the process of integrating into society. It is our duty to assist our soldiers in their next greatest mission; to protect and serve their family and community.
About our founder: Ron Zaleski
For over a decade, Ron has worked tirelessly to build The Long Walk Home from the ground up. He lives in Venice, FL developing programs, events, and services to extend to Veterans and their families on the local and national level. In 2006, he sold his businesses and founded the Long Walk Home. The same year, he set out to walk barefoot across the Appalachian Trail. He traversed 2,200 miles of woods and wildlife, learning self-forgiveness, empathy and finding a purpose greater than himself, all the while without shoes. He was met by many curious trailblazers who were eager to hear his story. Many of them were on their own journey of self-discovery. Others were Veterans, or had Veterans in their family, and related to Ron’s experience. However, they all had one thing in common: they were in awe of Ron’s bare feet. The Appalachian taught Ron that he wasn’t the only Veteran who felt lost, aimless, and isolated. The Long Walk Home is ever-growing in its mission to bring awareness to and, more importantly, prevent Veteran suicide.
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