Locals Walk to End Bullying
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Northlanders filled Bayfront Park for the first annual Buddies not Bullies 5K walk.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the nonprofits startup costs.
Their mission is to stop bullying through education, awareness and resources for individuals, schools and businesses.
“If you’re dealing with pain regardless of what the school system tells you don’t ignore it,” said Salina Seehus. “Don’t stay quiet, tell somebody.”
Salina is the mother of Tristan Seehus, a 13-year-old Lincoln Park Middle School student who committed suicide.
Some believe bullies forced him to do it.
Participants also walked in memory of Tristan.
“My son was an amazing, amazing child,” said Salina. “He touched so many people without even them realizing it until after the fact. “I’m lost without my child and I wish I could find the children that were responsible.”
The organization is also hoping to make changes at the federal level to stop bullying.
If you would like to volunteer or donate to Buddies not Bullies head over to http://www.buddiesnotbulliesduluthmn.org/