Ruck-It Up 4Warriors hosted the 1st Annual Sgt. Kevin "Payday" Juracek Annual Ruck March on a cold Saturday, March 18, with wind chills around 10 degrees. Sgt. Juracek served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, 530th Military Police BN, out of Elkhorn, Nebraska.
LCC Kare 9® Military Ministry Dog Joanna (Christ Lincoln - Lincoln, Nebraska), with her veteran handler and other team members, greeted march participants and Kevin's family at his gravesite in Wyuka Cemetery as they gathered to be transported to the starting point for the 6.5-mile march. Many participants in the ruck march wore 22 pounds of weight to honor the 22 veterans who take their own lives by suicide daily.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to existing Veterans' PTSD programs. By donating, you can help eliminate veteran suicide and support veteran PTSD programs.