TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - United States Air Force Sergeant Michelle Greene will be leaving on Friday for a 1,300 mile trek to Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. She is looking to raise awareness to veterans suicide rates.
Sergeant Greene has teamed up with Mission 22, a non-for-profit that looks to educate and provide proper help to veterans dealing with PTSD, for the trip.
Greene has been raising money through her trip to donate to Mission 22. According to Greene, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, so she is hoping that her ride can show veterans that suicide is not the answer.
"Just get the help you need, because we need you here and your family needs you here" Greene said.
$2,000 gets a veteran three months of treatment through Mission 22, and initially that was her goal. She is currently at $1,980 with a few days to go before her ride even begins and hopes to triple that number by the time she arrives at Keesler.
Greene will be biking 65 miles per day, with one day of rest after three days straight of biking. It is estimated to take 22 days of biking and 30 full days to get to Mississippi.
Greene is funding the expedition entirely on her own and is hoping people will see her biking and be inclined to offer support to Mission 22.
If you would like to donate to Greene's cause, you can visit her website here where you can also track her progress throughout her trek.