Army ROTC cadets at the University of Delaware are running to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder and veteran suicide, News 4 Jax reports.
The cadets are running 15 – 20 miles a day for 22 days straight in honor of the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. The run began on June 3rd at Ground Zero in New York City.
This annual event began three years ago as a run to raise awareness and has evolved into a non-profit organization called Reviresco. The journey down the east coast is the Reviresco Run.
Reviresco’s objective is to bridge the gap between civilians and the military by educating civilians about military life and veterans. The goal is to encourage, empower, and enable civilians to do more than thank a vet.
The organization uses the run for personal interaction and events at high schools and universities to educate students on how to best listen to veterans, help them, and make them feel appreciated.
The 1,400-mile run will end in Miami Beach, Fla.