11th annual Wounded Warrior Run BC wraps up in Victoria


The 11th annual Wounded Warrior Run BC has wrapped its eight-day fundraising run.

Eight runners from different occupations completed an 800-kilometre run across Vancouver Island. It is about raising awareness and money to help those on the Island suffering from occupational stress injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD.

One of the last stops along the way was at the Langford Legion, where they were welcomed by veterans and supporters, thanking them for their inspirational efforts and for providing a safe platform to talk about mental health.


Jason Laidman is a runner who helped with fundraising and is happy that he can help with the conversation of occupational stress and mental health.

“This has been the most amazing experience that I’ve been on. As far as my running goes, it has purpose behind it. It’s just been so good because we get to talk about mental health,” said Laidman.

“We get to create that environment where we are actually talking about mental health just as readily we are talking about physical health.”

The running team has raised over $143,000 out of their $250,000 goal for programs to help those with occupational stress injuries. The team made it clear to everyone donating that every dollar raised on the Island stays on the Island.

Donations can be made here.

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