Crowd of 1,400 flocks to Stomp Out Suicide Race For Awareness

 

Sean, Katie and Jake Haines lead a balloon release following the race. (Photos courtesy of Haines Photography)

Sean, Katie and Jake Haines lead a balloon release following the race. (Photos courtesy of Haines Photography)

 

The second annual Alissa M. Haines Stomp Out Suicide Race For Awareness attracted about 1,400 people to Wyoming’s Goodview Park Saturday. The 5K featured more than 1,000 registered participants.

Local firefighters hit the finish line.

Local firefighters hit the finish line.

While final numbers are still being determined, organizers anticipate that the event generated about $38,000. Last year, proceeds went to a national suicide awareness and prevention organization. This year, proceeds will help local nonprofit Stomp Out Suicide raise awareness on a more localized scale.

Stomp Out Suicide was founded by Sean and Katie Haines, the parents of Wyoming teen Alissa Haines, who died by suicide in late 2011.

 

The Stomp Out Suicide event attracted all kinds to Wyoming on Saturday.

The Stomp Out Suicide event attracted all kinds to Wyoming on Saturday.

 

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