04.23.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Greet Shepherd’s Men Runners in Washington, D.C.

Georgia group running 911 miles to raise TBI, PTSD awareness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) welcomed to Washington, D.C., the Shepherd’s Men runners, who stopped in the nation’s capital on their 911-mile run from the Freedom Tower in New York, New York to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

The Shepherd’s Men are running 911 miles from the Freedom Tower in New York to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to raise awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative, a rehabilitation program at Shepherd Center that helps veterans who have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The group is composed mainly of veterans. The awareness run began on April 19, 2015, and will reach Atlanta on April 26, 2015, making stops along the way.

“I applaud the Shepherd’s Men for making this run to carry their important message all the way from New York to Atlanta,” Senator Isakson said. “TBI and PTSD are serious issues facing our veterans today, and as chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I’m proud of these men making a difference for Georgia’s veterans.”

“Georgians and people across America are proud of the work the Shepherd’s Men are doing on behalf of veterans,” said Senator Perdue. “We have made a promise to our heroes in uniform that we will support them when they come home, and the Shepherd’s Men remind us that we must work vigilantly to keep that promise.”

Click here for pictures from Wednesday’s event.

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