Event Date

May 2, 2015

Join WNC Veterans Walk for Suicide Awareness

Western Nevada College Student Veterans invite the entire community and college to take part in a Veterans Suicide Walk to honor and remember the many veterans who have suffered and/or taken their own lives.

On Saturday, May 2, at 10 am, all are invited to walk approximately 1.3 miles up West College Parkway from the intersection of North Carson Street and West College Parkway to the WNC main campus. Walkers will park and assemble in the parking area south of Bully’s Restaurant.

Along the way, walkers will view signage that is meant to send caring thoughts to veterans, and also acknowledge the suffering and needs that many veterans bring home from battle. Words like “We will fight with you” and “We haven’t given up on you” are shared with stark messages such as “A veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes” and “It takes the courage and strength of a warrior to ask for help.”

WNC Veterans Club co-founder Tim Galluzi said the WNC Veterans Club seeks to improve life for their peers. In a variety of ways and using diverse activities, veterans of all ages and walks of life are helping students and each other to heal and succeed.

The students, along with WNC faculty member/veteran Kevin Burns, pushed for a Veterans Center on campus to assist student veterans in adjusting to college, as well as mentoring them to meet their academic goals.

The group has hosted BBQs at the WNC Carson City and Fallon campuses, where college students and community residents can learn about services and benefits they may be able to use.

Press Release: March 30, 2015

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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