Life Scout Ilea WesleyMy name is Ilea Wesley. I am currently a Life Scout with Scouts BSA Troop 160G in Glen Burnie, MD. For my Eagle Scout project, I wanted to support my local veteran community. I am organizing a virtual 5k run & walk to raise awareness for veterans mental health and suicide issues.

Participants will execute the run/walk on their own–at the time and place of their choosing. Participants are also asked to submit any photos of their participation, and may submit their run/walk times. The run/walk is held during the period 1 Nov – 7 Nov, participants may do their run/walk any time during this period.

Education Fair

On 1 Nov, 10AM – 2PM, there will be an educational fair at Colonel Harry L. Cooper Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 160 (2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061). It is anticipated that organizations supporting veterans’ mental health will be in attendance to provide informational materials. A list of participating organizations will be published as they are confirmed. Local participants are encouraged to do their walk/run at the BWI trail across from the VFW post on 1 Nov so they can participate in the education fair. Early participants can attend the monthly breakfast hosted by VFW Post 160 from 8 am – 11 am. The VFW will also have sausages and burgers for sale from 11 am – 2 pm.

Registration for the Veterans Mental Health And Suicide Awareness Virtual 5K Run & Walk is live. To register please visit: to register.