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Courage Walk -- 3/31/15

We're 2 weeks AWAY!!!! This past weekend I was asked to drop the puck at the Texas Stars game for Military Appreciation Night! This was beyond humbling. On a night recognizing the heroism of current and former Military… I was asked and boy oh boy it was super cool! Thank you to everyone with Texas Stars for thinking of me and promoting the Courage Walk! 



Training has been going fantastic so far. Whenever I can get a mile or 3 in I hit up our gym at work in jeans! 

I hope you will help spread the word and help generously with the Austin Dog Alliance in their efforts to train service dogs for Vets battling PTSD! Click HERE to DONATE. To learn more about the ADA's Hounds For Heroes click HERE

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The Courage Walk Returns!!!

  

The 100 mile Courage Walk is BACK in support of Military Vet's battling PTSD! This year we are parterning with the Austin Dog Alliance and their program Hounds For Heroes which trains service dogs for Military Vets. 100% of your donation will go directly to the Austin Dog Alliance located here in Cedar Park and help fund their efforts in bringing a healthier life to our Vets!

FACT: It costs $15,000 to train 1 service dog! 

The 100 mile walk will start on April 13 and run through April 17. Each day I will be walking 20 miles with routes in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock, South Austin, and Pflugerville! Please look out for me and honk your horn in support of the walk and more importantly our Military Vet's who have battled for our freedoms and now need our support!

EXCLUSIVE: Jay Styles “I am A Face Of Depression!”
Watch the 5 part interview Jay Styles gives about his up and down battle with depression
and how it lead to the Courage Walk!

 
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THANK YOU!!!


 
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Courage Walk Routes



Below you will see the exact walking routes I will be taking each day....... We will be starting each day at 9am... If you do see us on the road please be careful... BUT... Cheer us on! Thank you again for all your support!


 
 
Monday 7/28 -- Camp Mabry to Veteran's Memorial Park (Cedar Park)



Tuesday 7/29 -- Georgetown Fire Dept. to Pflugerville Fire Dept.
 
 
Wednesday 7/30 -- Dell Diamond to Dell Diamond (Round Rock)

 
 Thursday 7/31 -- Central Market on Westgate (Sunset Valley) walk to the end of Manchaca and back to Sunset Valley
  
Friday 8/1 -- MIX 94.7 studios to the Domain
Thank  you to everyone who have showed support for the Courage Walk to help raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project to help our soldiers and veterans who are battling PTSD. Come celebrate a successful 100 mile walk at  The Park at the Domain  from 4-7pm. A journey that hopefully will open the doors of communication and help the HEROES who deserve and need it.
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First off....
 
THANK YOU for your donations! To the local Austin businesses like SockWork and its founder Mario for your sock and fiscal donations....



To Dustin owner of NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park for his time and pationets in training me for the walk! From the bottom of my heart.... THANK YOU!!! 

 



 
 
The "Courage Walk" is quickly approaching... I cannot believe my "passion" will come to fruition in just 4 days! While clearly my passion for the Military and my own personal battle with depression are the foundation behind the “Courage Walk.” I firmly believe… in our lives we MUST step outside of our comfort zone and test the limits of our mental, physical, and soul within. The following passage has meant a great deal to me in bringing clearity to my life. I hope it helps you just the same! 


 
 
“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” 
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We're 1 week away! I cannot believe I am on the edge of fulfilling a dream of mine several years in the making! THANK YOU SO MUCH.. AGAIN.. to every business and listener who has donated their time and/or money to aid our Military Vets! They need us now more than ever! 

I was in the Denton over the weekend with family... BUT... I managed to escape in the early hours to get some walking in! One question that kept coming up over the weekend... "Are you nervous?!" ... CLEARLY.. Anytime you take on something of this magnitude of course you will be slightly nervous of how it will go... BUT... Like I said in an earlier diary... I am not nervous about the physical or the outcome of the monetary goals... All I can control is actually doing the walk and hope that all else falls into place. If it falls short.... at least I did it, and maybe... just maybe I impacted one person battling PTSD or another form of depression for them to see that life is GREAT!!!


To find out how you can help click HERE!!!



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First off..................... THANK YOU... From the bottom of my heart for every local Austin business and MIX 94.7 listener who has helped donate their time and money to a cause that I am so passionate about... DEPRESSION and more specifically PTSD! When I first birthed this idea the constant question I would hear from those close to me is... "Are you ready to open about depression?!"... Without hesitation I said "YES!" For me this is a no brainer. PTSD needs to be combated. I am so humbled to be a voice in this fight!

Right now we're 9 days away from the walk and I cannot tell you how PUMPED I am! This weekend I will be spending time with my family in Denton, TX... BUT... They're well aware that I will be up and out the door at 5am on Saturday and Sunday walking and training. Oh, and one more question that has been thrown my way... "What if something happens to you on the walk?"... My answer is simple... I WILL FINISH NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! Rain or shine... Injured or healthy... One way or another I WILL FIND A WAY!!!!!!!!!

My goal is to raise $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project for all that they do for vets and specifically for how they combat PTSD! To donate please click HERE!

 
Pictured below training with Dustin Andrews, owner of NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park, TX

 
 
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THANK YOU to everyone who has donated their time and resources to this journey. I am beyond humbled! I have been looking forward to the weekend of late because that is when I can get the most walking in. Working 8 to 12 hour days makes it somewhat challenging to get the amount of training I would ideally like to be doing. So, this weekend when you're traveling down 360 and see a tall guy wearing Army boots... beep your horn and wave! Have a great weekend, you deserve it! -- Jay Styles 



For more info on how you can help click HERE.

Also, I want to thank "Us The Duo" for their support with the MIX 94.7 and Jay Styles Courage Walk. They are the first artist's to sign a recording contract from VINE! They will be performing in Austin on July 31st at Emo's. Get your tickets HERE


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I have been reading articles all morning about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is not a trendy phenomenon that has just come to light. PTSD has impacted our WWII and Vietnam vets just the same. However, scientists are predicting a "flood" of PTSD cases in the months and years to come. More alarming and sad is that the VA and the rest of the Government are not ready for this "flood!" To read more on this please click HERE 



(Training courtesy of NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park)


That is why the "Courage Walk" in partenership with the Wounded Warrior Project is so vital! Please HELP us combat this awful epedimic and ensure at least a better future for our men and women in the military! Click HERE to donate today! 



Walking 20 miles a day for 5 straight days will be no "walk in the park!' That is why the generosity of local businesses in around Austin helping me better ensure I get through the walk safely has been so important. I have to thank Ralph Tilney and Troy Halvorson over at Foot Solutions of Austin, Inc for donating foot insoles to help make the walk easier on my feet. 
 
Make it a great day, you deserve it! -- Jay Styles 

 




 
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I am into a full month of training twice a week with Dustin at NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park. He has been so fantastic in helping donate his time to get me shape for the walk. I will say this.. without a doubt DIET is everything when trying to get in shape. I felt it this morning since I have fallen off the wagon some of late. Overall it's been a good day so far with your support and  donations are already starting to pour in. THANK YOU so much for that. Even our MIX superstars are helping lend their support for the cause like Mary Lambert! See her awesome message below. Thank you for all your support in my journey to help our vets with PTSD! I cannot wait for July 28th!!! -- Jay Styles




 
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