Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes: 22 Mile Walk w/ Veterans

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Date(s) - Sun, Jul 24, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR)

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Vet2Vet of Ulster County Walk w/ Vets-:

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” represents a Veteran’s difficult struggles that lead to self-defeating thoughts. Many Veterans face a battle that can only be described as hard and painful. Through their struggles, abandonment and despair can carry them through a valley filled with substance usage and mental health challenges. These struggles can result in homelessness and suicide. The 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report stated, “Among U.S. adults, the average number of suicides per day rose from 86.6 in 2005 to 124.4 in 2017. These numbers included 15.9 Veteran suicides per day in 2005 and 16.8 in 2017.” Our walk has entered its third year with the mission to raise more awareness about the struggles and issues Veterans continue to face. With each step, we will continue that fight to help heal our service members.

Vet2Vet of Ulster County’s third annual walk will cover over 22 miles beginning at Apple Greens Golf Course- Highland NY and ending at the Hudson Valley Nation Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) located in Kingston NY. Our walk will be an estimated 8 hours. Each continued step and every minute signifies the ongoing battles that veterans face day-to-day.

Participate Virtually:

Participants will be able to join the Veterans that will be walking the 35.4 km (22 mi) distance on Sunday, July 24, 2022, virtually by inputting their progress on Thursday, July 2, 2022. Whether you begin on a trail or at a local gym, we encourage everyone to walk and feel united with our military service members. You can walk 5, 10, or 22 miles and track your progress then share it with friends and family.

Your journey will show our large military community that they are supported and someone is ready to walk with them in any struggle they may experience.

We invite everyone to join us in the afternoon on Sunday, July 24th. You can walk the last 3 miles with us in solidarity when we leave our last break at the Kingston NY VFW- Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 Veterans of Foreign Wars- 708 E Chester St, Kingston, NY 12401. Continue to follow us on Facebook as we share updates and introduce you to the Veterans Walking 22-miles that will raise awareness of the issues and struggles that our military community encounters.

Start:

Apple Greens Golf Course- 161 South St, Highland, NY 12528 @ 8 AM

End:

Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran reintegration- 101 Enterprises Dr Kingston NY 12401 (Approximate arrival- 5 PM)

How to Support Us:

Sign- Up or Donate

https://charity.pledgeit.org/HVCVR-Vet2Vet2022

22-Mile Walking Route

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-april-25-2022-8-10-pm-6245671?u=i

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