Wounded Warriors run here on Feb. 27

Sets out from the northern tip of Vancouver Island Feb. 21, and finishes up in Victoria Feb. 28

The Wounded Warrior’s Run, which sets out from the northern tip of Vancouver Island Feb. 21, and finishes up in Victoria Feb. 28, will be in Ladysmith Feb. 27 at about 11:30 a.m.

Participants will cover about 600 km over the seven days, stopping in at Legion halls en route, and raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) along the way.

“The goal is not to raise money… but to connect and raise awareness of PTSD. We want to tell people it’s okay to ask for help,” said Jeff Kibble, public relations officer with the run in a Feb. 10 report.

He added that PTSD may not be visible, but has taken a toll on veterans of all ages, in addition to first responders.