1st Stomp Out Suicide run this Saturday in Wyoming

The first annual Alissa M. Haines Stomp Out Suicide 5K Run/Walk for Awareness will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Goodview Park in Wyoming. Haines was a 15-year-old Wyoming resident who died by suicide Dec. 29, 2011.

Hundreds of runners and walkers, including suicide survivors and mental health advocates, will gather to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. The event will include entertainment and activities for the whole family, with live music by Sleeper and the Sleepless, face painting and jumping castles, and food provided by Otis Concessions.

Participants can win prizes in a raffle, with tickets ranging from $2 to $10.

Suicide awareness and mental health resources will be available. Proceeds will benefit Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, a national nonprofit agency based in Bloomington.

Runners check in at 9 a.m.; the 5K begins at 10.

Pre-register online at bit.ly/stompoutsuicide by August 24 at $25 for adults and $15 for ages 16 and under.

Same-day registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

For more information, contact Angie King at 612-280-3550 or aykaywarhol@gmail.com.

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