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Community members raise awareness for PTSD with Scott Greer Memorial 5K Run

RICHLAND, Wash. - RICHLAND, Wash.—Community members showed support for veterans Saturday in Richland.

Over 90 people registered for the Scott Greer Memorial 5K run to raise awareness towards post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that so many veterans deal with everyday after service.

Sergeant Scott Greer served in the U.S. Army for two tours to Afghanistan.

April 5, 2017 he took his own life as a result of PTSD, leaving behind his wife and three children.

His sister, Brenda Alvarez, says the loss of her brother has been extremely tough on her family but the support Saturday meant more than anything.

“We miss him dearly so to be out here to honor him means a lot to our family. It feels great to know that so many people care and are willing to fundraise and support other people even though they don’t know him that well. It’s a great feeling to have a wonderful community around,” Sergeant Scott Greer’s sister Brenda Alvarez said.

All proceeds from the event will go towards helping support Sergeant Scott Greer’s family during this time of need. 

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