VIDEO: Forest Acres teen to embark on 110 mile trek for veterans
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WOLO) – A Forest Acres teenage is set to embark on a 110 mile trek to raise awareness about the issues veterans and active duty members face.
16-year-old Ellerbe Kinard will take part in the “Face of America” ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to the Civil War battlefields in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from April 24th through the 26th. The bicycle and hand cycle rise will comprise of about 600 veterans and active-duty members, with injuries ranging from amputation to PTSD. The event has been held since 2006.
Saturday, Ellerbe hosted a special event at the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood, where five disabled veterans were able to test drive an all-terrain electric trike, made by Outrider USA. The devices have recently been made available to the veteran market. The company has chosen to sponsor Ellerbe for her race.