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Operation Ruck It - 22K Walk for Veteran PTSD
$53,022 raised
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Ended Oct 1, 2018
22 veterans a day commit suicide. Even more live under a dark cloud of post-traumatic stress disorder. Operation Ruck It, with Ma22 veterans nonprofit, is a 22k ruck of the Jersey Shore to raise funds and awareness of this epidemic! Join us Sept 22, 2018!

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Operation Ruck It is a 22-kilometer ruck-style walk along the Jersey Shore to raise funds for the 22-a-day veteran suicide epidemic and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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.

With Operation Ruck It on September 22, 2018, participants will be directly contributing to our organization to achieve its mission.

Please consider joining us on September 22, 2018 as a rucker! We will be starting at the Brick VFW Post on Adamston Road, heading onto the barrier island through the beautiful towns of Bay Head, Mantoloking, Chadwick Beach and the northern beaches of Brick and Toms River before heading to the finish line party back at the Brick VFW!

You can Ruck the Jersey Shore with us! Ruckers have a $22 minimum registration, and those who register before September 10 and raise above the minimum will also receive a t-shirt. If you'd simply like to contribute with a donation and not ruck the 22k, we appreciate your donation! 

Ma Deuce Deuce (MA22) Was Founded By A Few Marines after Attending a Program Called  Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), John Cohen And Dennis Addesso Decided To Start Something To Make Programs Like ORW Known. With Another ORW Alumni, Walter (Thomas) Kiselow and A Glorious F-350 Wrapped In A Military Theme, They Set Out To Local Events Raising Awareness Of The 22 Veterans Who Commit Suicide.

MA22 Is Dedicated To Providing Information And Education Regarding The Network Of Services Available For Military Veterans Classified With Special Needs Including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), And Other Disabilities And Providing The Opportunity To Experience Treatment Outside Of The Veteran Affairs (VA) Administration Facilities And Programs At No Cost To The Veteran. MA22 Will Provide This Network To These Veterans In An Effort To Eradicate The Estimated 22 Daily Veteran Suicides Epidemic.

MA22 Activities Will Include, But Not Be Limited To:

  • Conducting Fundraising Events With The Goal Of Supporting Other Section 50l(C)(3) Non-Profit Organizations That Directly Provide Counseling And Other Services To At-Risk Veterans. Providing Information And Education Regarding Veteran Suicide And The Network Or Service Available For Veterans.
  • Promoting Advocacy For Veterans To Raise Awareness Of And Educate The General Public About The Veterans’ Suicide

Operation Restored Warrior (ORW) Is A Free 5 Day Program Located In On Lake Tahoe, California And On A Horse Ranch In Eagle, Colorado. Since 2007 ORW Has Successfully Restored The Hearts Of Over 700 Of Our Nation’s Heroes. We Are Always Proud To Share That ORW Reports 3.4% To Overhead, Verified In The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #75511, Which Goes To Say 96% Of Every Dollar Goes Directly To Their Program To Rescue, Rebuild, And Restore Our Veterans Past And Present.

Your contribution through our Operation Ruck It 2018 event will directly help veterans have their hearts restored through programs such as Operation Restored Warrior and more!

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