PASADENA, MD – On June 9 – 11, 2023, Pasadena community leader and Veteran, Captain Kyle Butters, US Army, Ret., will begin a personal mission as part of 22 Miles to Break Boundaries, running 22 miles, every 24 hours, for a grand total of 44 miles. Butters is taking on this challenge for the third year in a row to support the brain health and suicide prevention programs at the heart of Infinite Hero Foundation’s (IHF) mission. 22 Miles to Break Boundaries is a community event taking place at Chesapeake High School.
Having lost military friends to both combat and suicide, Butters aims to make a difference for soldiers suffering from service-related mental health challenges through IHF’s Brain Health and Suicide Prevention initiatives, “I always look for ways to contribute to the mental health fight that so many of us veterans go through. I really appreciate Infinite Hero’s unwavering commitment to delivering innovative programming to support veterans’ mental health.” says Butters.
Infinite Hero Foundation combats the most difficult front line issues -mental and physical- facing military heroes and their families. The funds raised by Butters will provide veterans access to personalized recuperative programs that are proven to be effective in treating depression, PTSD, TBI, and suicidal ideation.
Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% in the COVID era. Senior Army leaders report seeing about a 30% increase in active-duty suicides in 2020. In 2021, research found that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide.
Cpt. Butters is committed to changing this and he is inviting others to join him in breaking boundaries and making a difference. There are several ways you can show your support: donating, signing up to run with Kyle – either virtually or in person – and by purchasing custom 22 Miles to Break Boundaries gear or challenge coin. The funds raised by Butters will provide veterans access to personalized recuperative programs that are proven to be effective in treating depression, TBI, PTSD and suicidal ideation. Visit https://www.infinitehero.org/22-miles-to-break-boundaries/ for all the details.
Don’t miss this special message from Captain Kyle Butters:
About Infinite Hero Foundation
Infinite Hero Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries. Visit www.infinitehero.org to learn more.