Walk for a Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress
On Saturday, 29 July, 2017 the second ‘Walk for a Veteran with post-traumatic stress’ was held along the Adelaide Coastline. This year the walk covered a distance of 41 kilometres, in honour of the 41 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel killed in Afghanistan.
The walk began at Seacliff and participants made their way to the Largs Bay RSL for lunch and then back to the Henley and Grange RSL to complete the 41 kilometres.
This year’s walk raised money and awareness for ADF veteran PTS programs. The funds will be donated to the Henley and Grange, and Largs Bay RSL and The Road Home Wellbeing Program offering assistance to veterans and emergency services personnel. The walk also raised awareness for those within our Emergency Services (SAMFS, SAPOL, SES & SA Ambulance) who suffer from post-traumatic stress.
Former Rugby League star, now international mental health speaker Joe Williams (www.joewilliams.com.au) was a special guest on the walk. Joe shared his stories and provided an inspirational address on suicide prevention and mental health wellbeing to those in attendance.
Donations can still be made to Walk for a Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress. You can do so via: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/148108/walk-for-a-veteran-with-ptsd-2017
Veterans SA congratulates everyone involved in the 2017 Walk for a Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress. You should be extremely proud of your achievements and the support you are providing to the veteran and first responder community. Well done!