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More than 200 runners participated in The Second Annual Valor Run, sponsored by King’s Daughters Medical Center and Marshall Orthopaedics on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Ashland. King’s Daughters presented a $2,000 check from the run’s proceeds to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The SSVF promotes housing stability among very-low income veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. The VA has made it its mission to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

“The fact that there are veterans in this community who are homeless – or at risk of becoming homeless – is difficult to contemplate,” said Andy Gilliland, M.D. “As a country and as individuals, we owe veterans so much more than that. The Valor Run is one small thing we can do to say thanks and help improve their lives.”

 

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