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      Dash 4 Dog Tags 1K & 5k Event Helps Raise Money for Wheelchair Veterans

      Lynchburg, VA -{}According to the Salem VA, close to half of area wheelchair veterans miss their medical appointments due to lack of transportation. The Lynchburg-area Veteran's Council is trying to do something about it. On Saturday they are hosting the 'Dash 4 Dog Tags' 1K and 5k. Proceeds from that event will help fund a transportation system to take veterans to and from their appointments. Eventually they would like to purchase a wheelchair accessible van of their own. They have been working with the Salem VA and with a local transportation company to come up with a voucher system that they hope will go into effect soon. {}"I do think we have enough to go forward for the year, but obviously we want to keep this going we don't want to do just a one year voucher system" said fundraising chairman Tiffany Bergeron. Saturday's event starts with the 1k at 8:30 a.m. at the New London Airport. Then the 5k begins at 9:30. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of. For more information go to www.dash4dogtags.weebly.com