THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
3rd Annual PTSD Run a Success
Issue Date: July 3, 2019
Thanks to great weather and a group of enthusiastic runners and walkers, the 3rd Annual PTSD Run for Recovery, held last Saturday, was a huge success. The event, sponsored by Crivitz American Legion Post #413, raised a little over $4,000 which was shared by Dry Hootch and the Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program.
State American Legion Commander, Frank Kostka, provided the opening remarks, stating that the suicide rate in the veteran population is unacceptable, given the sacrifices made on behalf of the country and that all veterans deserve the best treatment the country has to offer.
Following comments by Cmdr. Kostka, Pastor Andy Bauer of the New Life Church-Crivitz Campus, provided the invocation and Kitt Cleerman sang the National Anthem. This was followed by the 5K run and 1 Mile walk. Next on the agenda was the Kid's Fun Run which featured an obstacle course consisting of barrels, a hurdle, and a balance beam.
Prior to the awarding of the checks, State Representative Jeff Mursau spoke about the need for programs that provide treatment for veterans affected by PTSD.
Event Manager Hanson thanks all the sponsors for their donations of money, prizes, and services. She also thanks the volunteers who staffed the multitude of positions critical to an event of this size " the VFW for the providing the food and beverage stand and especially the members of the Crivitz High School National Honor Society. Finally, she also thanks all who came to support the event and those who participated in the run/walk.