NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) The Disabled American Veterans 5K is underway in Newport News.

Whether you run, walk, roll or ride a motorcycle- everyone is invited to show support for American heroes in the event.

The race began at 9 a.m. at City Center in Newport News.

Organizers say the goal of the event is to thank those who served and raise awareness for the issues our injured and ill veterans face every day.

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is a nonprofit organization that helps more than 1 million veterans each year.

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