Pearland gears up for Veterans Day Walk

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Pearland Veterans Day Walk 2018 will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. Onsite registration at the Pearland Natatorium and Recreation Center begins at 7:30 and continues until 8:15 a.m.

The walk is sponsored by Westside Veterinary Hospital.

A short ceremony will honor veterans at 8:30 a.m. The 4k (2.5 mile loop) walk begins at 8:45 a.m. One mile routes are also available for participating walkers or runners.

Individuals and teams will walk to support a veteran or active duty service person in the workplace or in a family.

The proceeds will benefit Texas veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other inner challenges at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center and its neighboring VA Center, Pearland VFW Post 7109, community education programs of Pearland’s Counseling Connections for Change, and programs to combat the stigma of mental illness at HIKE for Mental Health.

Registration is $20 per person. Children under 17 can be registered for free if accompanied by a registered adult.

Pearland Natatorium and Recreation is located at 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland.

Information and advance registration are available at www.pearlandwalk.org.

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