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MAN 22 Suicide Awareness Run

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PK's Airpark

155 Airport Drive

Raeford, NC 28376

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6th Annual MAN22 Suicide Awareness Run

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What is Man22SAR?

Man 22 Suicide Awareness Run (Man22SAR) is an annual run created by Enrique "Rgr Rick" Murillo (Through Tragedy Comes Light), in 2016 in honor of one of his friend, Barry Barker, a combat veteran who tragically fell victim to suicide. The run is supported by multiple non-profit organizations that help raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Man22SAR is a free event. There's no need to register and there's no fees for participants or spectators. We have walkers/runners of all kinds. Men, women, children, active duty military, retired military, LEO's, first responders, dogs, strollers, wagons, bicycles...etc.

The run consists of, wearing body armor or a tactical vest, both optional. Worn on the front side of the best are the names of the veterans or first responders. After the opening ceremony, we run (or walk) 2.22 miles followed by doing 22 pushups in groups. The number 22 represents the number of veterans who commit suicide per day. The number is now reduced to 20 per day, however, in keeping with tradition, we will continue to do 22 until the number is zero.

In the past 5 years, many supporters have donated food and water for the participants to increase public awareness of this event. The All Veterans Parachute Team jumps with the American Flag and our "22-A-Day" flag. Many Gold Star families will be in attendance. We will have many organizations there to help provide resources for suicide awareness and prevention.

Along the 2.22 route of the run we will display photos of heroic men and valiant women who have lost their battle with their demons. Following the completion of the first runner, we will sound off with their names as we continue to honor and remember them. If you would like to submit a loved one for the next SAR, please send PM with a photo and the following information:

Name of Submitter:

Name of Veteran/First Responder:

Branch of Service/Department of Service:

Rank:

Date of Birth:

Final Rest Date:

T-shirts can be purchased for $22 (plus shipping if not local) and monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the Gold Star families and Man22SAR recipients.

https://throughtragedycomeslight.org/donate/

View photos from the 5th Man22SAR https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...

View video from the 5th Man22SAR

https://www.facebook.com/rick.murillo.3726/videos/236509761381857

This event is open to the public and we would love to see you at the next Man22SAR on May 22, 2021!

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PK's Airpark

155 Airport Drive

Raeford, NC 28376

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