Penn State to host third annual Freedom 5k for PTSD run Nov. 11

November 01, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The third annual Freedom 5k for PTSD run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, as part of Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week.

The Freedom 5k for PTSD — organized by the Penn State Aerospace Studies Student Organization — will start at 11 a.m. at the Westgate Building on the University Park campus. The event raises money and awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder and honors the memory of Penn State alumnus and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2005.

Race registration and donations are currently being accepted at the Freedom 5k for PTSD website. The registration deadline to participate in the race is Nov. 7.

The Lone Survivor Foundation serves as the race’s benefactor and offers support for wounded service members, their spouses, children and care partners by providing techniques and tools that address post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, military sexual trauma, and care partner stress.

Penn State offers several benefits and programs to support the University’s military community. More than 5,600 Penn State students have direct military ties as either an active-duty service member, a reservist, veteran or military dependent, across all of the University’s campuses, including Penn State World Campus.

Visit the Penn State military appreciation website for more information on the University’s longstanding and proud tradition of serving the men and women of the military through education benefits, resources, support and more.

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