NEW YORK--()--Brian Kinsella, the CEO and co-founder of Stop Soldier Suicide, is concluding a two-week motorcycle tour that took him across America with stops at Army bases in 10 states in an effort to raise awareness for soldier suicide.
“There is clearly a gap in the system that Stop Soldier Suicide can and is filling”
In this “Ride For Life,” Brian’s goal was to increase awareness about the organization and its mission and to create new partnerships that will help bring free mental health care to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families.
“There is clearly a gap in the system that Stop Soldier Suicide can and is filling,” Kinsella said. “We had a very positive meeting with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and they see our value in our innovative community-based model that connects veterans and active-duty soldiers to free mental healthcare. We’ll be formalizing our relationship with the VA in the coming months and are very happy that they are going to partner with us.”
Ride For Life’s Final Leg into New York City
Many riders are planning to link up with Brian at the Rommel Harley-Davidson dealership (2160 New Castle Drive, New Castle, DE) at 10:30 on October 13th, 2012, to accompany him on his final ride into the New York area.
Brian and the other riders will then make their way into New York by 2:00 pm and drive to the Times Square Recruiting Station. The riders will then proceed to The Parlour (247 W. 30th St in Midtown NY) to celebrate the conclusion of the Ride For Life.
Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national, civilian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing soldier suicide. The group aids service members and their families in the active, reserve, and National Guard components as well as veterans of all branches of military service who want to work through emotional issues outside of their chain of command. Stop Soldier Suicide has an intimate understanding of the military lifestyle and its associated hardships with a Board of Directors composed of both active duty Army officers and former Army officers. Stop Soldier Suicide is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that survives solely on donations and corporate sponsors.