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Humana and Department of New York Veterans of Foreign Wars Take Steps to Increase Awareness of Veterans Committing Suicide with Stop 22 Walk-A-Thons

Humana
Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Department
of NY Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW NY)
have teamed up on the Stop 22 initiative, which aims to increase
awareness of 22 veterans committing suicide each day. As part of this
partnership, the VFW NY will host the inaugural Stop 22 Walk-A-Thon to
heighten awareness of the mental health needs of our countrya??s veterans.


"Ita??s imperative we do something to increase public awareness and help
veterans in need, as 8,000 veterans are dying each year due to suicide,a??
said NY State Commander Gene Ratigliano. "We are thankful to Humana for
the ongoing support they show for our nationa??s service men and women and
look forward to building on this initiative.a??


"Humana has a longstanding relationship with the military and is
committed to the well-being of all veterans, including the veterans who
have risked their lives to protect our country,a?? said Alexander Clague,
Humana Northeast Region Medicare President. "We look forward to
launching the Stop 22 initiative with the Department of New York VFW as
a way to rally auxiliary members and communities throughout the state
and show our collective support for veterans who have sacrificed so
much.a??


During the Department
of NY Fall Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018, VFW NY,
auxiliary members and the public are invited to participate in a
22-minute Walk-A-Thon to honor veterans who took their own life, as well
as countless others who have suffered in silence.
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