BOSTON (CBS) – The DAV 5K was held at Castle Island on Saturday to honor our service members on Veterans Day weekend.
The charity run and walk is to help veterans of all generations and their families. DAV stands for Disabled American Veterans, and the group helps get veterans to medical appointments, find employment and file benefit claims.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
Many families of service members said running the 5K was personal.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
“I’m running because my son is in the Army and it’s my way to support him,” said runner Jennifer Pike.
WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes helped emcee the event.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH
To donate to the cause, visit the DAV 5K website.