“because, bikers matter!” ® Podcast

RUCK Chicago: Supporting Veterans and Changing Lives with Veronica Lapinski

September 12, 2023 David "Vegas" Shuman
“because, bikers matter!” ® Podcast
RUCK Chicago: Supporting Veterans and Changing Lives with Veronica Lapinski
Show Notes

In this episode of the “because, bikers matter!” ® Podcast with founder & Host David "Vegas" Shuman welcomes special guest Veronica Lapinski, a philanthropist involved with various charities. They start by discussing RUCK Chicago, a charity group that raises funds for K-9's for Veterans. Veronica explains that RUCK Chicago hosts fundraisers throughout the year, including a recent successful event that raised $6,500. They also talk about the annual RUCK Run, where participants can wear a ruck sack and enjoy a fun-filled day with food, drinks, and live music. Veronica emphasizes that all proceeds from RUCK Chicago's events go directly to K-9's for Veterans, an organization that pairs rescue dogs with veterans dealing with PTSD.

The conversation then shifts to Veronica's involvement with other charities, including her work with Billy Gray and Christine from Restart, a nonprofit organization. They discuss the impact of their fundraisers and the support they provide to veterans. Veronica also mentions her collaboration with Steve Linder from Life Tough Boxing, a program that combines boxing training with social awareness and self-esteem building for kids.

Veronica shares her personal connection to the military, with multiple family members serving or having served. She emphasizes the importance of giving back and involving her own children in charitable activities. The discussion then turns to Veronica's employer, Decision One Dental, and their initiative called "Celebrate Those Who Serve." This program offers free dental care to veterans, active military, and service members on a designated day each year. Veronica explains the process of signing up and the range of dental services provided.

The episode concludes with Veronica expressing her passion for helping veterans and her desire to make a difference. She encourages listeners to reach out to her for more information about the various charities and events discussed. Click link ⬇️ to get involved and check out upcoming events:

https://www.facebook.com/ruckchicago
https://ruckchicago.causevox.com/

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