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September is Military Suicide Awareness Month, and the VFW Auxiliary is wanting to raise awareness and provide needed resources and information to those Veterans battling PTSD, TBI and other side effects of war.

We lose 22 Veterans a day to suicide. “22 A Day Is 22 Too Many”. It is our hope that with these event, our community will be more aware of warning signs and symptoms and be able to help their loved ones worldwide, so that we can prevent Military Suicides.

PTSD and other side effects of war also affect the families of our Military and Veterans. We will have information for them, as well. The VFW Auxiliary’s symbol of Military Suicide Awareness Month is a blue teardrop – which represents the tears shed for the loss of our loved ones to suicide.

Neuhoff Media Bloomington (ROCK 96.7 HITS 100.7 and 97.9 BOB-FM) have teamed up with the VFW Auxiliary and local restaurants to help give back. Here’s how you can help:

September 1-30: Chili’s Gives Back: 10% of all subtotals (with flyer) will be donated.

September 7: Avanti’s (both locations): 20% of all subtotals (with flyer) will be donated.

September 22: BraiZe (inside the VFW): 10% of all subtotals (no flyer required) will be donated. Artwork and t-shirts will also be available for purchase.

All Month Long 2-5pm: Noodles and Co. (both locations): 20% off your meal for doing 22 push-ups.

September 22 5:30-8pm: GE/Union Park: 22 A Day Is 22 Too Many event: Laser Wars Laser Tag, All About Fun bounce Castle, Wild Style Design Company face painting, Service Dog info, Artwork and t-shirts, Curbside Grillin’ food truck, Noodles & Co mac and cheese for doing 22 pushups, vendors, NAMI, therapists, and resources and info on PTSD, Military Suicide, warning signs, symptoms, coping skills, help for Vets and their families.

September 27: Noodles and Company (both locations): 10% of all subtotals (no flyer required) will be donated.

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