Walk-A-Mile event raising awareness and funds for suicide awareness and prevention

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‘Walk-A-Mile’ is a campaign to raise awareness of, and raise money for, a local cause such as suicide prevention, alcohol and drug addiction, veterans, and any worthwhile cause. This event will help the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.

It encourages people to ‘walk a mile’ in another’s shoes, to show empathy for those in a difficult situation, and to raise money for an organization that labors in support of that cause. It’s easy because most people can walk a mile and quick. The entire event should take no more than two hours.

Participants will meet at the Newark Valley Village Green in the center of town. The 1-mile walk will begin there, proceed to the Trout Ponds Park and return to the Village Green, ending in the Noble Room inside the post office bldg. Carol Lanois of the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier will provide a short presentation on the problem of suicide in this area.

Water, coffee, tea and juice will be provided at no charge. Refreshments will be available for a donation.

The Walk-A-Mile Event will be on April 27 at 10 a.m. rain or shine at the Newark Village Green in the Center of Town. Registration is $25 per person and kids 12 and under are free.  Go online to register and for more information.

Kara Conrad

Kara Conrad

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