Marching Across Canada for PTSD Awareness


Three former Canadian soldiers and veterans of the Croatian peacekeeping mission are marching across Canada to bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The purpose of the march across Canada is to bring awareness to PTSD and the effect it has on people, their families, their friends and their careers. PTSD is largely misunderstood by the general population and is still believed to be swept under the rug or kept in silence by many.

Steve Hartwig, Jason McKenzie, and Scott McFarlane began the march on the BC legislative grounds on June 23, 2014 and will take approximately 4 months ending in St Johns Newfoundland on or about September 2014. The march will consist of 30km walked distances each day augmented with periodic short drives.

This march would not have been possible without the generous donations of people who care about the mental health of our Veterans. Every dollar makes a difference and pushes Steve another kilometer along the journey.

Today they hit Sault Ste. Marie and took a two hour break before hitting the road again.