Post 43 Supports Project Hero "Ride 2 Recovery"
Hollywood Legion members were on hand to support the Project Hero Ride 2 Recovery Saturday, with our new American Legion Riders providing escort for the final leg from Ventura to West L.A., as 120 wounded veteran and first responder cyclists completed a six-day, 500-mile journey down the California coast. The Post sponsored lunch at the finish line for all the hungry participants, provided by The Habit Burger Grill.
Founded in 2008, Project Hero is a groundbreaking national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to combat the national mental health emergency posed by PTSD and TBI.
Project Hero programs including Ride 2 Recovery events and Project Hero Community Centers work by producing positive outcomes at lower costs and reducing drug-based therapies. The organization also builds and provides adaptive bikes to physically-challenged and injured Veterans and First Responders and founded the Project Hero Research Institute for Mental Health to support clinical research programs in 2016.
Special thanks to Legionnaire Greg Alaimo and Riders Chapter 43 President, Ronnie Womble for leading Post 43's effort to support R2R.