October 28, 2015

Rally Point Arizona will host its 2nd Annual22 for the 22” March and Candlelight Walk

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22 for the 22” March and Candlelight Walk
4:30 – 8p.m. on November 7

PHOENIX/Tempe – Rally Point Arizona will host its 2nd Annual22 for the 22” March and Candlelight Walk, an event that honors the men and women who have bravely served our country, and to raise awareness of the 22 Veteran suicides that occur in our country every day. 22 Veterans will road march 22 miles across Phoenix and into Tempe to raise awareness and funds for the overwhelming number of Veterans in Arizona in crisis and in need of our services. The march will begin early on the morning of November 7th and culminate at Tempe Arts Park at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature activities and information for all ages.  Mike Broomhead from KFYI radio will emcee, and other speakers will include Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, as well as representatives from Wounded Warrior Project and Warriors Speak.  Multiple Veteran-serving agencies will be onsite at a resource fair hosted in collaboration with Congresswoman Sinema’s office.  There will also be live music, Kids Zone activities, and the nationally acclaimed Fallen Heroes exhibit.  The event will conclude at 8:00 p.m. with all attendees joining the 22 Veteran Hikers for a 1/2 (half) mile candlelight walk to the Tempe Beach Park Veteran Memorial.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend.  Donations are gratefully accepted and will support the Rally Point Arizona Military Navigator program. 

Rally Point Arizona, a program of La Frontera Arizona / EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center, assists Military service members, Veterans and their families who are experiencing crisis situations with locating and accessing needed services. The program is highly successful in promoting self-sufficiency, resiliency, and lessening the probability of future crises. Rally Point Arizona Navigators are trained Veterans and family members who understand the challenges that transition to civilian life poses, and are experts in available services and resources (such as obtaining food, housing, medical and behavioral health care, and employment) and how to best access them. The Rally Point Arizona program also has a 24/7/365 hotline to support those in crisis.

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