Saturday, 07. September 2019, Libertyville VFW, Volunteers for The Ruck March of Lake County

from 07. September 2019 - 7:00 till 18:00

Libertyville VFW

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Event description
The Ruck March of Lake County needs volunteers!
Set up, water stations, clean up, and crossing guards are amongst the needed jobs; If you would like, you are able to request a particular job, but it can change depending on the needs of the event.
There will be meetings for the volunteers when we get closer to the date and we will reach out to you so please make sure to leave contact information that you check.
The day will begin at 7am at the VFW in Libertyville.  The day will conclude by 5pm from the VFW in Lake Villa. Lunch will be provided.
If you want to register, but cannot make it the entire day, that is okay!  After you register, reach out to our drop in center and let us know the times you are unavailable. 
Lastly, please clean up after yourselves!
Press Information
Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation Media Alert
What:  A 20-kilometer march to raise awareness of the 20 Veterans who commit ******* every day. The Ruck March of Lake County is sponsored by the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation. A ruck **** is a military term for a back pack which is optional for marchers to wear to honor those who have fallen.
Why: Today, many more Veterans die by their own hand than by enemy combatants. The ******* rate for Service members is substantially higher than for civilians. In fact, to date, more than three times as many Vietnam Veterans have taken their own lives than died in the 20 years of the Vietnam war from 1955 to 1975.  Moreover, women Veterans are 250 times more likely than civilian women to commit ******* (VA). ******* prevention is possible with attention and treatment.
Who: Those who support our efforts to help troubled Veterans deal with the unique issues they have as a result of their service to our country. Participants will help Veterans to begin healing by encouraging them to ask for and to accept help.
Where:  The march begins at the Libertyville, Il Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8741 (293 Peterson Rd., Libertyville, 60045) and ends at Daisy’s Artish Café in Lake Villa (216 N. Milwaukee Rd., Lake Villa, 60046).
When: Saturday, September 8 at 10 a.m. (Registration starts at 7 a.m.)
Contact:  Bob Gorman, Vietnam Veteran and Public Relations Officer for Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation.

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You will be required to sign the following on the day of the march if you haven't already done so.
Waiver of Liability
This agreement releases Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, the employees and volunteers thereof, and partnering sponsors and municipalities from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during September 7th, 2019 Ruck March. By signing this agreement, I agree to hold the aforementioned persons and organizations entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.
I am over 18 years of age or am accompanied by my guardian and acknowledge the risks involved in this march. These include but are not limited to: dehydration, blisters, cramps, heat injuries, injuries from the cold, minor scrapes and cuts, broken bones, aches, and back pain. I understand I am participating voluntarily, and that risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase the likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity. If I do, I hold myself and/or my guardian liable for further injury.
By signing below, I release Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation the employees, volunteers thereof, and partnering sponsors and municipalities from all claims for any reason. By participating, I will help raise awareness of the national Veteran ******* Epidemic. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions as listed in writing and as explained to me verbally. I will ask for clarification when needed.
I, _____________________________, fully understand and agree to the above terms.
Guardian________________________  Date___________
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
See the specifics in the Waiver of liability
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is limited and we recommend carpooling or being dropped off.
Shuttles will be provided to return participants back to their vehicles.
What can I bring into the event?
Not everyone who participates will finish. Cut your toe nails, prep for chafing, use broken-in boots/shoes, moleskin, band aids, bring extra socks and hydrate yourself before and during the event. Water will be available throughout the route but bring your own drinking source as well. We recommend alternating between water and an electrolyte drink. We also suggest carrying an extra phone battery pack just in case your phone dies. We highly recommend you start training as early as possible.
• Please obey all laws and city ordinances, no need to go to jail that day or get any tickets.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call 847-986-4622

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