With our friends and family members in the military, it’s important  for us to support our country and especially our troops.  We’re always looking for ways to show our patriotism. Last year we created the “Bark for America” tee that combines the love for dog and country – with proceeds going to USA Cares.

This year, when we heard about Army Veteran Troy Yocum and his Hike for our Heroes, we were inspired by his spirit and excited to learn more about his story and what we could do to assist him.

Troy and Emmie Photographed by Beth Andrews

Motivated by friends and fellow veterans who endured the hardships of military life and now the hardships of transitioning back into civilian life, Troy was determined to make a difference. He put on his backpack, strapped on his drum and started his mission to help the millions of struggling military families in America. With a goal of $5 million, Troy has a long journey ahead of him – 16 months to be exact –  but we are dedicated to help Troy and Emmie the whole way. Traveling across 30 states, Troy and Emmie take their first step on April 17 in Louisville, Kentucky.

DIG is proud to sponsor Troy, his “wonder dog” Emmie, and their 7000 mile drum hike across the country to raise funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans and their families.

We’ve created our “Never Walk Alone” tee shirt that not only depicts these two travelers on their journey, but also symbolizes the reality that our troops and their loved ones never have to walk alone. To help reach his $5 million goal, DIG will donate 100 percent of all profits from the retail sales of this shirt (both online and at stops along Troy’s walk) to Troy’s causes, which includes Soldier’s Angels.

To buy the tee shirt and contribute to Troy’s goal, visit www.dogisgood.com

For more information about Troy and Emmie please visit www.drumhike.com.