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Ride to Zero

Aug 24, 2016 10:23AM ● Published by Bryan Scott

Press Release submitted to City Journals


What:                    The University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies, NCVS, and the Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association are hosting the second annual Ride to Zero event, a military suicide prevention fundraiser aimed at lowering the number of veteran suicides from 22 per day to zero. In addition to riding 70 miles through the valley, participants will have a photoshoot with their bikes, participate in a bike contest, see a classic car show and more. 

The event was established in 2015 to support research and sponsor treatment for veterans through the NCVS. It raised more than $20,000 last year, which was used to conduct a survey assessing the most important risk factors for suicide and other mental health concerns among National Guard reserve personnel and their families, institute a peer support program, expand no-cost therapy to service members with PTSD and suicidal thoughts and more.

Who:                     Craig Bryan, executive director, University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies, and Iraq War veteran

AnnaBelle Bryan, outreach and education director, University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies

Cindy Berg, dean, University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

James Holbrook, clinical professor of law, University of Utah and Vietnam War veteran

When:                   Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

                              Event check-in: 10 a.m.

                              Kickstands up: 1 p.m.                    

Where:                 Riverton Centennial Park 

                            13000 S. 2700 West, Riverton

 Note:                   For more information, visit ridetozero.com

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