The Silkies Hike, 22, with 22, for the 22 - Houston

22 km, with 22 kg, for the 22 vets a day who kill themselves. 

The hike provides the therapy and treatment for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress and other stressors to effectively prevent suicide by using humor and camaraderie to heal these mental wounds. The mission of the Silkies hike is to being veterans together with laughter and camaraderie, create a support network for veterans, and provides a day of therapy - in order to prevent veteran suicide. These hikes support and spread Irreverent Warriors bottom line: "put the gun back on safe, put it back on the nightstand, and stick around a bit longer." 

This march is originally the idea of medically retired Marine Capt. Donny O'Malley and combines some of the things Marines love most in his effort to bring awareness to a serious issue: humor and very short shorts known as silkies. Sgt. Mark A. Metzger III and Cpl. Chris D. Collings, both former U.S. Marines and Houston area attorneys, along with former Marine Sgt. Christopher Katthage are bringing Capt. O'Malley's march to Houston.

A 22km (13.6 mile) VETERAN's hike/pub crawl with 22 kg on our backs (for whoever enjoys the weight, it's not required) throughout the Washington Ave/Montrose/Midtown area…in silkies. 

January 23, 2016 at 9am - 12pm
Memorial Park
6501 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77007
United States
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