Scenic September motorcycle ride will help PTSD veterans

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TOPEKA (WIBW) -- PTSD is not just a roiling, boiling wartime psychiatric disaster only affecting the veteran who lived through a traumatic wartime incident.

The ripple-out effects of PTSD often result in job losses, divorces, financial disasters for the families who live through the stress disorder.

Scott Martin says American Legion Post 421's motorcycle ride, known as "Hand Up, Stand Up" -- also provides some calming therapy knowing that Kansans are teaming up to help them. (Watch our video interview from Monday's Red Couch show for more details.)

This 2nd Annual event will bring cycle fans from around the Midwest to the Capital City on September 10th..starting from Topeka Harley Davidson on a 100-mile scenic journey, ending up at the Topeka's VA Hospital, and Building 24's Gazebo.

Riders can sign up at Harley-Davidson at 21st & Topeka Boulevard. Registration on ride day will be done from 8:00am till 10:00am.

T-shirts and lunch are included! The cost is $35 per rider, and $10 for your passenger. Passenger t-shirts are another $15 each. Thank you for your support of the Post's programs helping our veterans!