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Walk will promote PTSD awareness Saturday

The fourth annual N.C. Veterans PTSD Awareness 5K Walk will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Walkers will gather at Corriher Lake Wilderness Area, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove, across from South Rowan YMCA.

The walk is sponsored by the Landis American Legion Post 146 for the fourth year.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Ninety percent of the donations will go to the Salisbury VA Medical Center PTSD program. Ten percent will go to the American Legion Veteran Service Fund to support volunteers at the VA and veterans’ homes.

PTSD can strike not just veterans but anyone who has experienced a traumatic event such as an accident, abuse, natural disaster or terrorism.

For more information on the Landis American Legion, visit http://ww.landisal146nc.org. For PTSD help and information, visit http://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp

For more information on the walk or to make a donation, contact the Legion post at 412 N. Central Ave., Landis, or call Timothy Nason at 704-637-3718 or Martha Corriher at 704-798-3625.

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