2nd annual veteRUN is a success

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The 2nd annual veteRUN was held Saturday morning with dozens of participants.

The 5K fun run took place at the Jackson County Expo.

The event raises money to assist veterans with mental health services and living resources.

Honor Flight of Oregon, White Heart Guardian Project, and Mighty Oaks Warriors programs will benefit from the proceeds.

“I’m out here today as a newly enlisted guard member and I want to support the veterans and people who served before me and help them get to Washington D.C,” said participant David Leal.

Event organizers say they raised close to 12-thousand dollars from this years event.

For more information or to make a donation, visit roguevalleyveterun.org.

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