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Carry the Fallen Ruck event raising awareness about veteran suicide

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Department of Veteran Affairs says the veteran suicide rate has gone from an average of 22 lives lost per day to 20 nationwide.

But many agree that decrease is simply not enough.

Active Heroes has scheduled a 'Carry the Fallen Ruck' March this Saturday at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock.

The idea is for participants to carry over 20 pounds of this weight on their shoulders.

The proceeds will help active duty military members, veterans, and their families develop coping skills to prevent suicide.

The group has partnered with the Texas Tech football team to encourage as many people as possible to sign up.

Active Heroes Vice President of Operations Scott Bruzek says, "Ultimately the number one goal of the Carry the Fallen event is to build comradery and create bonds and to create friendship where you might not have before."

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. It costs $50 dollars to register online.

REGISTER ONLINE: Carry the Fallen, Lubbock, TX - Aug. 27

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