Veteran Suicide Awareness

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) –  February, we are bringing attention to the number of veterans who die by suicide every day, 22. Watch the video above to hear from local combat veterans who are still fighting to save lives by bringing awareness to veteran suicide. On February 14, tune into Big 2 News and Fox 24 to hear more from these four veterans on how to seek help.

You want to talk about numbers; you want to talk about the focus of the number 22. That’s 22, on average, that commit suicide every day. What is the scarier number is the people that attempt suicide. The even scarier big bad number is all the people who think about suicide, that would be a staggering number.

Rebecca Haberman, Director of Marketing, Hospice of Midland and Odessa

For anyone who wants to help spread the message of hope to veterans in our community and join the fight to combat veteran suicide, registration is open for the “22 A Day Walk & Ride.”

22 A Day Walk & Ride”- February 22, 2020

The Walk Registration 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Walk Starts: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Motorcycle Ride Starts: 12:30 p.m. starting at VFW 4149

There will also be BBQ plates available for $10 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. along with Tshirts and raffle tickets for a Ted Nugent autographed guitar. 

The proceeds from this event with benefit the VFW Post 4149 MG4 and the Boot Campaign. 

You can pre-registration by February 21 or register the day of the event both for $22. 

You can mail or drop off this form below with a check or money order payable to “VFW Post 4149” to VFW Post 4149 – 409 Veterans Airpark Ln. Midland, TX, 79705.

Have you called your buddy today? If you or a loved one is struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out for help and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

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