The VetsRally4Vets Mission

Between 18 and 20 veterans and service personnel take their own lives every day of the year.  They commit suicide at a much higher rate than the general population.  Depression and stress often lead to PTSD, which is a major suicide contributing factor.

The Disabled Veteran Empowerment Network (DVEN) created the annual VetsRally4Vets program with a simple two-fold mission:

  • To generate funds for emotional support dogs for veterans struggling with PTSD and
  • To support organizations providing direct assistance for veteran suicide prevention.

The annual VetsRally4Vets Top Dog Trophy challenge is something very special – a gathering where veterans from all the uniformed Services meet for a friendly inter-Service team motorsports competition to see which Service will emerge as the “Top Dog,” but where the real winners are our fellow veterans struggling with life-threatening depression.

We hope you will take a few minutes to learn about the event and then visit our main website to learn more about the Disabled Veteran Empowerment Network and its veteran resources.

Finally, we encourage you to share the event with the veterans in your network and your organization’s senior management, because companies and corporations can play an important role in spreading the word about PTSD, its symptoms, and the help that is available.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and we hope to see you at the event and/or welcome you to our support and sponsorship programs.


Robert Hess
US Army (R)

image of VetsRallyrVets founder Robert Hess

Will Your Service be the 2021 Top Dog?