Stopping Veteran Suicide.

Walk With Ron

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA TO CREATE AWARENESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

On behalf of The Long Walk Home, Ron is on a mission to honor our veterans and raise awareness about the urgent issue of Veteran Suicide.  Join him as he takes each step towards hope and healing.  Follow his journey, get involved, and help us spread awareness and support the brave men and women who have served our country.

HEAL

EMPOWER

SERVE

Miami, FL
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Tampa, FL
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Tallahassee, FL
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New Orleans, LA
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Houston, TX
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El Paso, TX
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Tucson, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ
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San Diego, CA
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Meet Ron

Founder, Ron Zaleski

Ron served in the Marines from 1970-72. After 9/11, he couldn’t stand and watch veterans deal with their trauma without guidance. To create awareness, he walked the Appalachian Trail barefoot in 2006-7 then across the country barefoot in 2010-11 with a petition to provide counseling for veterans prior to discharge. He’s doing this walk again to create accountability and remind the country why veterans’ voices need to be heard. 

Meet Ron

Founder, Ron Zaleski

I served in the Marines from 1970-72. After 9/11, I couldn’t stand and watch veterans deal with their trauma without guidance. To create awareness, I walked the Appalachian Trail barefoot in 2006-7 then across the country barefoot in 2010-11 with a petition to provide counseling for veterans prior to discharge. I’m doing this walk again to create accountability and remind the country why veterans’ voices need to be heard. 

Get Involved

1

Join the Walk

Walk with Ron along his journey and share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

2

Donate

Make a gift to show your support for veterans and demonstrate your commitment to stopping veteran suicide.

3

Sponsor the Walk

Businesses and organizations can sponsor the walk and and receive recognition for their support of this vital cause. See sponsorship levels below.

4

Honor a Fallen Loved One

Recognize a veteran in your life who was lost to suicide or other causes.

5

Set Up an Engagement

Schedule an speaking engagement or meeting with Ron.

6

Volunteer

Want to lend a helping hand? Fill out our volunteer form and select “Ron’s Walk” when prompted.

Get One Time Donation

$ 100  
  • Get a Shout-out
  • Get a Shout-out
  • Get a Shout-out
  • Get a Shout-out

Custom Donation

$ 10 Starting
  • $10
  • $50
  • $100
  • Custom

Custom Donation

$ 10 Starting
  • $10
  • $50
  • $100
  • Custom
Speaking Engagements

Hear Ron's Story

Learn what inspired Ron to embark on this walk, and discover the many reasons why veterans and military families need our help. If Ron is going to be walking in your area, be don’t miss the opportunity to set up a speaking engagement.

Send Us the Name, Picture and Story to Post and Honor

Honor the memory of a veteran in your life who was lost to suicide or other causes. When you make your donation, provide us with the veteran’s name, picture, and story and Ron will acknowledge them when he begins his walk the next day. 

Contact Ron

If you’re interested in joining Ron’s walk or getting in touch with him, please provide your contact information on the form below, or contact Ron directly via email or phone.

 

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“Honoring Our Veterans Requires Action, Not Just Words."

― Ron Zaleski