Emotions In Motion 5K Will Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention
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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and a race is being held this weekend for the cause.
SAVE, or Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, is hosting a race at Leif Erikson Park.
The 5K run and walk is called Emotions in Motion. The proceeds will benefit programs used to educate people about depression and suicide.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to SAVE.
“My father committed suicide about three and a half years ago, and I also had another relative that passed away from suicide about a year and a half ago,” said Alyssa Johnsen, the organizer of the event.
Johnsen said connecting with others at the event who had lost loved ones helped her with the grieving process.
The event includes a raffle, music, and resources.
Companies that donated to the event include:
Duluth Lawn and Sport
Sammy’s Pizza and Restaurant (West Duluth)
King of Creams
Quality Drywall and Plastering
Hanabi Japanese Cuisine
Chilly Billy’s Frozen Yogurt
Papa Murphy’s (Cloquet)
Five Guys Employee
Old Country Buffet
Waters of Superior
Papa Murphy’s (West Duluth)
Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP)
On The Limit
Darlene’s Hair Stylists
Olde Towne Galleries
Lake Superior Art Glass
Austin Jarrow Sports
Blue Max (Max’s Marina)
Home and Garden Party
L&M Fleet Supply
Tortoise and Hair Footwear
Eagles Nest Resort
Mcdonald’s (Miller Trunk Hwy)
Entry fees are $25 for Adults, $15 for 12 and under, and $60 for a family of five.
To register for the race, go to the “events” page at www.save.org
If you are in a suicide crisis call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.