BRICK – Take part in Operation Ruck It on Sept. 22 at the Brick VFW Post on Adamston Road. The walk will begin and end at the VFW, stepping off at 8 a.m.
Operation Ruck It is a 22-kilometer “ruck-style” walk to raise funds for the suicide epidemic among veterans, taking the lives of 22 veterans with PTSD each day.
“Our organization, Ma Deuce Deuce (Ma22,) works to raise awareness of this epidemic and connect veterans with restorative resources at no cost to them. We aim to restore the hearts of those veterans facing depression, anxiety, stress and isolation, suicidal thoughts and trauma from post-traumatic stress disorder,” according to their website.
The walk will take off from the Brick VFW, head through Bay Head, Mantoloking, Chadwick Beach and the northern beaches of Brick and Toms River before heading back to the Brick VFW for an after party. There will be water stops every 2.5 miles.
This event is open to the public. The cost is $22 to register. You can also choose to donate without walking.
Ma22 has already raised $26,103 for their cause.