PTSD Awareness Day with Forgotten Not Gone

The+Source dispensaries are teaming up with Forgotten Not Gone (FNG) on National PTSD Awareness day on Thursday, June 27th. We’re raising funds to support their mission to “stomp out veteran suicide.” On June 27th, we’ll be donating $1 per transaction to FNG and matching that donation dollar for dollar. We’ll also have Select cartridge batteries for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to FNG.

National PTSD Awareness day is dedicated to spreading information, raising consciousness, and helping start the conversation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD United estimates that 8% of Americans (both veteran and non-veteran) are afflicted, with women being twice as likely to develop PTSD. The VA also estimates that nearly 20% of Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans have PTSD.

One of the most alarming statistics relating to PTSD is that every day, an approximate 20 veterans succumb to suicide. This is why Forgotten Not Gone fights to get Veterans engaged back into a healthy and active social life through physical, spiritual, and emotional veteran peer support.

Peter and Kelley Guidry, both veterans, founded FNG in 2014 to inspire veterans to get out of the house, and break the stigma. They found that by encouraging their peers to get physically active, it not only got them out of the house, but raised their spirits. FNG maintains a fleet of recumbent trikes and hosts unifying and supportive rides that encourage veterans to become engaged with life and more importantly, one another.

“Our fleet of velomobile recumbent trikes helps Veterans get their minds off self-destructive thoughts while creating and releasing healthy endorphins.”

The+Source is proud to support Forgotten Not Gone, and invites everyone of our guests to join us on National PTSD Awareness to raise funds for their mission.

You can learn more about FNG and how you can help here.

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