Melville residents to take walk for veterans

January 7, 2019 by  

Walk with Frank is a fundraising effort to help draw attention to PTSD and the veterans with the condition, and it will be taking place this month.

Frank Romeo is a veteran diagnosed with PTSD over 50 years ago, and he has spent the last 30 years educating the public about the disorder. To celebrate his 70th birthday, the artist, activist, and survivor has chosen to walk a 750-mile route beginning in March this year. Those interested can join the full walk or take part as it travels through their neighborhood. The hope is to draw attention to the problem and take away the stigma attached.

The admission fee for this event includes the opportunity to meet Frank and hear his story, view the art exhibit, and enjoy light refreshments. Other activities with assorted fees include a variety of raffles, psychic readings, and more. All proceeds from the ticket sales and other activities go directly to fund the walk, the educational efforts of the nonprofit group, and the production of a documentary about PTSD.

The organization encourages people to take part again once the walk begins, donate to the cause, or create fundraisers of their own. Contact the group via its website to learn more about event ideas, flyer printing, and other tips. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

The fundraiser takes place on January 19 with the exhibits and event activities lasting from 7:00 pm to 10:00 PM. The event will take place at the Four Points Sheraton at 333 South Service Road in Plainview.