Mission 22, a campaign from Elder Heart, has partnered with the Joey Logano Foundation to install a memorial art piece at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. This art piece will be a steel silhouette of veteran Staff Sergeant Michelle Langhorst who lost the battle with PTSD in 2015.
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Elder Heart an organization created by a group of veteran special operations warfighters to help fellow veterans heal from PTSD and related conditions.
Joey Logano, a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, wrote in his blog:
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a tough topic to talk about, but I believe the issue has to be addressed if we want to work on solving the problem. We decided for the third week of Chasing Second Chances it was important to bring awareness to this cause, in particular Veteran Suicide.
… To those of us who have never had to fight because others were willing to risk their lives for our freedom, it is our turn to fight for these veterans. We need to become the army these soldiers need to get through the struggle.
… In partnership with Elder Heart, Mission 22 and Dover International Speedway, the Joey Logano Foundation will provide a permanent statue designed to raise awareness about the 22 soldiers we are losing each day. It will be placed on track property so fans and visitors can be reminded that our soldiers need us. The statue will feature Michelle Langhorst, one of the 22 that died on March 30, 2015.
For more information on the statue, read Joey Logano’s blog on NASCAR.com.
For more information on Elder Heart, please visit ElderHeart.org.
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