“One Lap” helps veterans in battle against PTSD

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An estimated 8,000 U.S. veterans take their own lives every year as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. But a local organization aims to curb that number.

The third-annual “One Lap” event zipped around Columbus roadways on Friday. It’s organized by “Driven With Purpose,” an organization that unites car enthusiasts and raises awareness about PTSD.

Organizers said about 300 cars joined the caravan.

“The whole idea here is to try to create the awareness that you are not alone with your personal battles with PTSD,” said Jeremy Clark, founder of DrivenWithPurpose.org.

The event raised $6,500 for local organizations that support veterans in the central Ohio community.

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