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Join Highland CrossFit in helping Active Heroes
John Upchurch, left, and Chris Perry pause during a workout at Highland CrossFit. There will be a fundraiser at the local gym next weekend to help reduce the number of veterans committing suicide. Highland Rim CrossFit is located on North Spring Street.
John Upchurch says the statistics concerning veteran suicide are alarming with an average of 22 veterans taking their own life each and every day.For that reason, Highland Rim CrossFit is holding a Workout of the Day fundraiser in conjunction with Active Heroes to help reduce veteran suicides.“We love our military and anything we can do to help support veterans is important to Highland CrossFit,” said Upchurch. “Twenty-two suicides a day is very tragic. There are veterans suffering from depression, struggling to reintegrate to society.