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Galaxy's Edge: supporting Mission 22 to end veteran suicide

As you know by now, I'm doing a collaboration with Jason Anspach and Nick Cole in their highly successful Galaxy's Edge universe. One of the reasons I'm glad to be working with them is that they're genuinely good guys who walk the talk and live their beliefs, using their success as a practical force for good. This month they're donating generously from sales on their web site to Mission 22, a charity set up to end veteran suicide. In the US, more than twenty vets take their own lives every day. We have an unacceptably high number of these tragedies in the UK too, both among vets and serving personnel. We can't sit back and let this keep happening to those who've given so much to our countries.

This is your chance to turn "Somebody ought to do something about that" into "I can do something" by buying from the Galaxy's Edge site between now and September 30. I've published Jason and Nick's news release in full below so you can see for yourself. Links to take you straight there if I've already convinced you: the Galaxy's Edge site, and also their special items page. Thank you for your support.

From Galaxy's Edge:

From the release of Legionnaire, Galaxy's Edge has made a connection with those who appreciate the sacrifices made by veterans throughout the world. We've received notes from soldiers far from home, heard tales of dog-eared copies of our books being shared by platoons, and understand that more than a few outfits have adopted KTF as unofficial mottos.

 But what struck Nick and Jason most were the veterans who wrote in to tell us how Galaxy's Edge helped them cope with the stress of coming home and separating from military life. How the stories gave them something else to think about during difficult rehabs and nights of loneliness. More than one told us that Galaxy's Edge was something that helped them fight their own suicidal demons. And because of that, Jason and Nick started to look for an opportunity to do something more than release new books.

Enter our new initiative meant to raise funds to fight veteran suicide by partnering with non-profit Mission 22.

According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study, each day over 20 veterans take their own lives. It takes a community to heal a warrior, and the Galaxy's Edge community is partnering with Mission 22 to let our vets know that they have the Legion behind them.

From now to the end of September, we'll be selling exclusive items on the Galaxy's Edge website including KTF wristbands and audio CD copies of Order of the Centurion signed by Jason Anspach, Nick Cole, and narrator Mark Boyett. 100% of proceeds go to charity.

In addition to those items, we'll donate 22% of all proceeds from other items sold on the website to this worthy cause. Thinking of finally getting a KTF morale patch, a signed book, or some stickers? Now you can while helping those in need.

Please help us to show our vets that they have the Legion behind them.

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