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Local Nonprofits to Host Suicide Awareness Documentary

PROJECT 22 Viewing: A Documentary For Our Veterans

Manassas, VA- Northern Virginia Veterans Association and Semper K9 Assistance Dogs are pleased to announce a special screening of PROJECT 22, a military documentary made by two combat veterans, who set out to raise awareness and bring an end to the high suicide rate of veterans, estimated to be 22 per day.

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This fundraising event will be held at the Lakeside Theater on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge no November 17, 2015 at 7pm. The special screening will bring together a community of veterans and non-veterans, to educate about the serious effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and show the hopeful resources that are helping other veterans after coming home.

After tragedy struck home, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. During a 22-day, 6,500-mile cross-country journey on motorcycles, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers and veterans. Many of the veterans they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found.

Some of the therapies, which were effective and are shown in the film, include horse and dog therapy programs, art therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury treatments and many more. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s 22.

Hosted by Northern Virginia Veterans Association and Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, sponsored by Humana and American Legion Post 10, tickets are free with registration but the event serves as a fundraiser for the two nonprofits. Reserve your tickets at as seating is limited.

Semper K9 Web Ad 125x125About Semper K9: Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance dogs for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s Executive Director, is an OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with three combat deployments, one civilian deployment and two additional overseas deployments with military working dogs. You can find out more information about Semper K9 at

NovaVetsAbout Northern Virginia Veterans Association: Northern Virginia Veterans Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Manassas, Virginia. Northern Virginia Veterans Association is a hands-on, non-profit that connects military families and veterans, at no cost, to a vast system of community and state resources addressing needs that can affect a current or former military service member’s quality of life. You can find out more information about NOVA Vets and become a member starting at $19 per year at their website,

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