The march will take place Saturday, September 16, in NYC.
FourBlock is teaming up with VEThack for the 2017 Ruck March to End Veteran Suicide on Saturday, September 16, in New York City.
The event begins at 1pm ET at the USS Maine Monument (59th and Central Park West, across from the Columbus Circle Shoppes). Following registration, speeches, a safety brief, and physical training sessions, the march itself will begin at 3pm. The 4.2 mile trek will conclude at the NYPD’s 20th Precinct and be followed by a BBQ and bar crawl.
The annual march not only raises money to assist veterans, it also raises awareness for the struggles many veterans face when they return home. “Only one-half of one percent of the U.S. population has served on active military duty post 9/11 in the past decade,” said VEThack President and Founder Gene Wu. “But returning veterans struggle with post-traumatic stress, the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury, and other combat-related aftereffects more frequently than those who never served, and that’s a number we will continually strive to reduce.”
Wu is a Marine veteran and FourBlock alumnus. While we strive to inspire veterans, we often find that those roles are reversed. We’re continually inspired by alumni like Gene, and we couldn’t be more proud to support him in this honorable endeavor.
For more details, or to register for the event, please visit Eventzilla.
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is the nation’s local network for leading veteran professionals. Each year, hundreds of veterans in every corner of the country are equipped to pursue careers right for them, thanks to the support of local FourBlock communities. From leading organizations to launching innovative new ventures, FourBlock veterans are tackling mission critical goals at Fortune 500 companies through the power of the FourBlock network. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit www.fourblock.org.
VEThack is an innovative technology nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for injured American veterans by creating, modifying, and improving technology that addresses catastrophic limb loss, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress. To learn more, please visit vethack.org.