This is Palmer Lake VFW's 4th annual suicide awareness 5K. Veterans assistance is one of the main focus of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and there is no better way to assist our brothers and sisters than bringing awareness to the issue of suicide in the military. We are partnering with the 23rd Veteran, a wonderful non-profit organization who has changed the life of many Veterans, and has brought a lot of awareness and education to PTSD and the trauma that many Veterans return home with.
The statistics on Veteran suicide are staggering. Each day 22 of our nations Veterans take their own life. This is one veteran every 65 minutes! September is Military Suicide Awareness month and the Palmer Lake VFW is taking action right here in our own community by sponsoring our Third annual Veteran Suicide Awareness 5K Run/Walk. We have partnered with the 23rd Veteran organization which is Minnesota based non-profit that specializes in providing resources for veterans who struggle with mental health, combat stress, or PTSD. All of our race proceeds will go directly to the 23rd Veteran organization. Our hope is that through our combined efforts we can prevent one veteran from taking his or her life.
Even with the threat of COVID-19 we are pushing on with this event. However there is the option to due this 5K Virtually, in the comfort of your own space. We hope that you join us in person, or virtually to make this a great event, and to assist Veterans that are in need. All precedes will go to 23rd Veteran to assist them in their mission.

For a $1000 donation your post will have a single color post logo on the back of the race day shirt and receive complementary 5K entry for six participants. Most importantly your generous donation will go directly to support the 23rd Veteran organization. The 5K run/walk will be on 19 September 2020 at 0830 at Oak Grove Park, 10251 Zane Ave North Brooklyn Park, MN. Post interested in making donation, please make donation by 31 July 2020 to allow time for printing logo on shirts. Please make checks payable to Palmer Lake VFW and mail to Palmer Lake VFW – Attention Suicide Awareness 5K, 2817 Brookdale Blvd, Brooklyn Park MN 55444. Please contact our Senior Vice Commander at email palmerlake.srvice@gmail.com for more information on making a donation. Please consider our request. Together we can make a difference in preventing veteran suicides.

 For race REGISTRATION:Anderson Race Management or Chronotrack