5th annual Ruck March raises more than $35,000 for veteran suicide awareness

GREEN BAY, Wis. - You may have seen hundreds of people walking together through Green Bay on Saturday, and they wanted to get your attention, as they were raising awareness for the number of  suicides American veterans commit every day.

This was the fifth year the organization H.O.O.A.H. has held a ruck march to raise awareness for veterans suicides. Currently, an average of 20 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day.

Hundreds of people, including service men and women, walked 20 miles through Green Bay. 

"We walk for veterans suicide awareness because 22 veterans up until this year, 22 veterans would take their life every day, and as of this year the new statistics came out that it's 20, which is a great number compared to last year, and we're out here trying to make that number zero, " Jeremy Norris, with the National Guard, said. 

Registration was $20 per person. The march raised more than $35,000 for veteran suicide awareness and prevention. 


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