Dennis Amblo, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity student-​​veteran who served in Iraq, suf­fers from a trau­matic brain injury and post-​​traumatic stress dis­order. Exploding home­made bombs inflicted his so-​​called invis­ible wounds of war.

I deal with it,” he explained.

Amblo is one of five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents slated to par­tic­i­pate in a nine-​​kilometer fundraising run on Sunday morning in sup­port of the Red Sox Foun­da­tion and Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pital Home Base Program.

The pro­gram serves vet­erans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffer from combat stress and trau­matic brain injury. According to the program’s lit­er­a­ture, invis­ible wounds affect 30 per­cent of sol­diers who have served in either country.

The race—dubbed the 2012 Run-​​Walk to Home Base—starts on Yawkey Way and fin­ishes in Fenway Park at home plate.

North­eastern student-​​veterans praised the pro­gram for raising aware­ness of wounded ser­vice­mem­bers. “It’s impor­tant to take care of them when they come home because they have sac­ri­ficed a lot,” said Nic Pszenny, a marine who served in Kuwait. “They are the future leaders of this country.”

Pszenny founded the Huskies for Heroes team, which plans to raise more than $6,000 prior to Sunday’s run. He and Amblo are mem­bers of the Stu­dent Vet­erans Asso­ci­a­tion, Northeastern’s chapter of Stu­dent Vet­erans for America.

Amblo, who has helped raise more than $34,000 for the Mass­a­chu­setts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memo­rial Fund, agreed with Pszenny’s assess­ment of the Home Base Pro­gram. “One way the public can learn about what we have gone through is with fundraising events like this,” he said.

The com­mu­nity wants to help, but the vet­erans need to be there to allow that com­mu­ni­ca­tion to take place,” he added.

In 2009, North­eastern reaf­firmed its com­mit­ment to edu­ca­tion for vet­erans by pledging $2 mil­lion to the Yellow Ribbon Pro­gram. Under the pro­gram, North­eastern pro­vides free tuition to nearly 200 vet­erans who have served in the post-​​​​9/​​11 era.

Amblo, a senior polit­ical sci­ence major, and Pszenny, a junior studying lead­er­ship through the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies, are two of the program’s beneficiaries.

Without Northeastern’s Yellow Ribbon Pro­gram, I never would have been able to study abroad,” said Amblo, who studied in Aus­tria last spring and plans to com­plete a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in the Balkans this summer. “Without North­eastern I would be much less happy.”

Andrew McCarty, an air force vet­eran and a staff adviser for the Stu­dents for Vet­erans Orga­ni­za­tion, said North­eastern student-​​veterans should wel­come the chance to share their unique world­view with their classmates.

They have an oppor­tu­nity to bring knowl­edge about the world back to campus,” McCarty explained.