Physical therapy alumni, faculty help runners in annual Ruck4HIT relay for veterans

Members of Bouvé’s physical therapy community came together to help support veterans at the annual Ruck4HIT relay event.

Ruck4HIT was created in 2016 to raise awareness and funds for a local nonprofit, Heroes In Transition, Inc., and its Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) programs. The event returned this year for its 5th year after taking a break last year due to COVID-19.

The event has close ties to Northeastern as it was created in memory of Captain Eric Jones, a 3rd generation Northeastern University graduate who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2009.

This year, seven Northeastern Physical Therapy alumni and one student provided on-course treatment to runners by helping with stretching, icing, massages, taping, and preventative education.

This year’s event began in Bourne, Massachusetts, and continued through all 15 towns on Cape Cod to the tip in Provincetown.

The event surpassed its goal of 168,000 for veterans and families in need.