Student Leaders Are Going Virtual To Raise Suicide Awareness

Student Leaders Are Going Virtual To Raise Suicide Awareness

Hanford and Richland high school student leaders’ annual suicide awareness walk is going virtual.

The fifth annual Take Strides To End Teen Suicide event is being done in partnership with the Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition. The virtual walk will be a multi-day event starting Oct. 29 and ending Nov. 1. Participants are encouraged to Use the hashtag #TakingStridesTC on social media with pictures from walking around their neighborhood, on their treadmill, or anywhere they decide to take this challenge.

Each day of the event will have a specific theme:

  • Oct. 29: Wear Green to Promote Taking Positive Action
  • Oct. 30: Represent your school or business
  • Oct. 31: Wear your Halloween costume while you walk
  • Nov. 1: Wear Yellow for Suicide Prevention Awareness

There is no cost to participate though those wanting to join in should register online. Donations are being accepted to support future walks and other suicide prevention and awareness events.

Organizers will be handing out printed Walking/Running Bibs and a FREE goodie bag on Wednesday, Oct. 28 for all registered participants from 4 to 7 p.m. at 867 W. Gage Blvd. in Kennewick. Please wear a mask and be mindful of physical distancing.