PORT ST. LUCIE — Indian River State College (IRSC) is delighted to announce that, In partnership with the #DoYouGiveaRuck team, it will host the 2nd Annual Family Fun Ruck at its Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The one-mile walk for all ages benefits DDS4VetS, Sarah’s Kitchen and scholarships for IRSC Veteran students.
The walk is organized by #DoYouGiveARuck, a nonprofit group of military veterans and supporters dedicated to improving veterans’ lives through raising public awareness and fundraising for organizations whose programs and activities support veterans.
“The Family Fun Ruck was established to honor the people lost during the tragedy of September 11, 2001, as well as those lost during the Global War on Terror as a direct result of those tragic events,” shares #DoYouGiveARuck Founder Jimmy Lee Jackson. “For this event, we choose to celebrate life and live in a way that would make our friends and family proud. We will ruck in their honor while teaching our children the importance of September 11th and how it changed the world.”
Participation in the event is free. In addition to the one-mile Ruck, attendees can expect family-friendly activities, K-9 demonstrations, live music, raffles, food trucks and vendors. Sign-up takes place online at runsignup.com/Race/FL/PortSaintLucie/FamilyFunRuck?fbclid=IwAR0RISBW09Qkoh_HxgGOacJ0agrfj9_hcVt6fOLXOBZA1OjsNbbDDMKAjRQ. The community is invited to bring non-perishable food, unused clothes, baby item’s, school supplies, and hygiene supplies to help impoverished or homeless families located here on the Treasure Coast.
The event sponsors include Kona Ice, Citrus, Three, Hop Life Brewing Company, the Home Depot, Apex Electric Inc. and Norair Photography.
For more information, visit doyougivearuck.com.