“A ride to fight suicide will be held July 28th at the American Legion Post in Avon. The address is 4812 East Main Street in Avon, IN.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support veteran suicide awareness efforts. And, these efforts include a scholarship given in honor of Gunnar Shirven. Gunnar is the grandson of Hal Frye, owner of Frye Electric.
The ride to fight suicide program is for awareness. Many people don’t know that approximately 20 veterans commit suicide each day.
As reported on https://activeheroes.org/veteran-suicide-statistics/: ” … 7300 veterans annually from all eras of war including WW2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s more suicides annually than the total American deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) since the wars began. This is a shocking number that many find hard to believe.
Veterans are committing suicide in these high numbers attributed to triggering points: Depression, Survivor’s guilt, Self-blame for mission failure, Impaired thinking caused by alcohol or substance abuse, An Altered worldview due to post-traumatic stress, and Traumatic brain injury.”
This is a worthy cause and we’d appreciate your support. Participants will enjoy a poker run and great food. There will also be both a silent and a live auction. Music will be provided by Mississippi Raglips and the Riverdogs.
So, please tell your friends about it and join us. We can make a difference if we all get together and help these vets who are suffering.