Peter Finkle writes about an effort to alleviate the crushing medical debt faced by many military veterans and their families:
Today Col. (retired) Mikel Burroughs is on his Harley with his wife, part of his journey riding 4,163 miles in eight days to raise money for forgiveness of veterans’ medical debt through the non-profit RIP Medical Debt.
They will even ride 484 miles together June 15th on their wedding anniversary — all the way from Chicago to Omaha! Now that’s a “rubber meets the road” commitment by husband and wife to fellow Americans drowning in medical debt!
Col. Burrough’s goal is to raise donations of $25,000 through this cross-country ride. If he reaches that goal, then he will be able to wipe out $2.5 million in medical debt for veterans! I was so impressed with this cause as I researched the article that I already made my donation here.
For more information on the issues surrounding medical debt, please contact RIP Medical Debt.