Gardiner Country Park
Manor Lane & Montauk Highway
Bay Shore, NY 11706 (Map)
Date & Time
09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
Every single day, more than twenty veterans in the nation die by suicide.
Tragically, suicide is attempted approximately every 26 seconds.
The reasons are as unique and individual as each veteran, as is every experience. Operation VEST’s mission is to address the different needs of our veteran population with the goal of eradicating veteran suicide, one at a time.
The purpose of a vest is to protect.
Operation VEST aims to do the same by working side by side with other local organizations and veterans to help fight the battle within. We believe we can achieve this by banding TOGETHER!
Operation VEST works to honor the hearts, the service and the sacrifices of our military service-members, regardless of backgrounds, beliefs, or political alignment. We believe supporting those who have served is the second-best way to honor a love of country, besides service itself.
They’ve had our 6. Now it’s time we show them we’ve got theirs. See you on 6/10!
DOG DIVISION!!! 🐾
Now you can officially register your best friend to cross the finish line with you! All furry “paw”ticipants will receive their own chip timed bib which slides on their collar! For completing the Dog Tag Dog Walk, all pawticipants will receive an Operation VEST bandana and a dog tag!
All proceeds raised from the Dog division will go to Paws of War. In an effort to maximize the impact of your donation and pawticipation, Operation VEST will triple to total amount raised!
*Please keep in mind, pooches are not able to pawticipate without a registered human.
For safety reasons and park rules, dogs must be on a 6′ leash at all times.
Pooches are not able to pawticipate without a registered human. Please make a selection above in order to add-on your pup!
Proceeds from the event go to Operation VEST. Operation VEST will also partner with local Veteran Service organizations in order to aid and assist in the eradication of veteran suicide.