SAVE’s 5k run/walk returns to Duluth to spread suicide awareness

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The Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) hosted their 5k run/walk in Duluth after being postponed last year due to COVID.

People were up early to run the track in Leif Erikson Park and raise money for a good cause.

The money raised would go to benefiting SAVE and their many education programs to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma,and serve as a resource for those who were effected by suicide.

Many other nonprofits were at the event today, serving as volunteers but also to let the puplic know what resources are available to them in the community.

Linda Mars, the SAVE National Outreach Network and events director, was happy to see everyone out today. Epecially seeing all the nonprofits out after last years postponement. “It’s been amazing we’ve got 15 resources this year. With COVID last year we weren’t able to come out to Duluth. And this year to have as many non-profits that have offered to spend the morning and talk to our participants about what they’re doing in the community is amazing”, Says Linda.

For more information on Suicide Awareness Voices of Education you can check out their website here.