Updates from Kate and Robin and Stewart are below, as they approach the end of their campaigns!
Kate’s Long Way Home has passed 1,000 kilometres on her way to Ottawa.
Robin and Stewart’s Marathon for Veterans is closing in on its fundraising target.
There is still time to donate.
1. During WWI more than 300 British soldiers, many suffering from “Shell Shock”, were executed for cowardice.
2. The Canadian government does not measure the suicide rates of its veterans. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs does and a report released early this year states that from 1999 to 2010 18 Veterans committed suicide a day! 39% of these suicides were by Veterans 49 and younger.
These stats, and references to our research, along with more information on the topic are available in the blog.