Armed Forces and Kurt Busch partner up to raise PTSD awareness on the tracks
TALLADEGA - AL —
With the launch of the "Help Save Our Troops" campaign, the Armed Forces Foundation proactively educates Americans about the hidden wounds of war, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and advocates for those troops and veterans who have suffered these hidden wounds.
On Sunday, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has teamed up with the Armed Forces Foundation to race in honor of service members for the Aaron's 499.
The troops were treated to a once in a lifetime experience to watch the Nascar race from the pit. They were supporting Busch, because he supports them.
Sarah Huggins with the U.S. Air Force says, "This is awesome, this is my first Nascar experience, and I would've never thought that it would be down here in the pits. I actually met some of the drivers and was able to walk on the raceway."
But the race wasn't all about fun. The president of the Armed Forces Foundation, Patricia Driscoll says, "This is a serious issue, and we need to wrap our arms around them. We need to let them know that even though the war is coming to a close we're still here for you and for your family members."