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Register for 5th Annual River Challenge to help veterans with PTSD

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Published: Mar. 11, 2020 at 7:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 2:09 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The River Challenge is an annual event that aims to help veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD.

This year, the event will be from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2021.

The kayaking and camping trip usually spans 175 miles -- starting in Columbia and ending in Charleston. However, in 2021 the organizers say they have altered it due to COVID-19 regulations.

It will be three days and will include camping and a kayak trip between Wando and North Charleston.

Everyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to participate.

It’s organized by Project Josiah, which raises money to help “provide training and resources that assist in the support to veterans and first responders dealing with mental health and trauma related issues.”

Teams can learn more and register by clicking or tapping here.

Here is more about the River Challenge fundraiser and its mission directly from Project Josiah (PJ):

“This River Challenge Fundraiser will bring an awareness, understanding and educate the community as a whole to what those who have served continue to deal with on a daily basis. All Veterans want to be valued no matter age, gender or period that they have served. Many are unaware of the resources and benefits that are readily available to them within the community. PJ’s goal is to connect Veterans with resources, both directly from us or connect them with one of our many partnerships throughout the Veteran community. We value our Veterans and we take the cause of advocacy very seriously when it comes to our brothers and sisters in arms. We pride ourselves with our daily mantra we proudly proclaim, ‘Serving those who have SERVED.’”

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