This is the perfect weather to do a walk starting at Steamers on Lady’s Island and goes over the Woods Memorial Bridge, through downtown Beaufort to Ribaut Road, and then back across the Port Royal McTeer Bridge to Steamers where everyone can celebrate or recuperate. A nine mile loop. This walk is a benefit for Rowan Cooper in memory of this father LCPL Adam Cooper, a fallen Marine. The walk will be on October 17th so save the date! Registration begins at 9:30 at Steamers and the hike will start at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per walker. All monies go to Rowan’s college fund.
The event will have two distinct benefits. First, it shows the family of Adam Cooper all of the community support for their loss and secondly it will raise awareness for the epidemic of veteran suicide that has been becoming more apparent lately. Awareness of this issue can be just as valuable as monetary donations.
Once back at Steamers, they will also host a raffle with over $500 in gift cards, services, and donated items being given away, all coming from generous local businesses. All proceeds from the raffle are going to the scholarship fund that has been set up for Rowan. Everybody’s Favorite Band has volunteered their time to perform at the end of the event.
Steamers will also be selling hot dogs and hamburgers with all proceeds also going to the scholarship fund. So get out your sneakers, bring your friends and family and do something that will be good for you, good for Rowan, and generate awareness for the very important issue of veteran suicide.