Fundraising 5k run/ walk set July 28

The Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SPC) holds its second annual fundraiser 5k run/walk July 28 at Hamlet Park, 8833 Hamlet Road South in Cottage Grove.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Race-day registration is 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 9. Fees for the walk before July 21 are $20 for those 18 and older; $15 for those ages 5 to 17 years; those ages 4 years and younger are free. There will be prize drawings and walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome.

The SPC is a community-based group dedicated to preventing teen suicide in the eastern metropolitan area of the Twin Cities through education, awareness, collaboration, and advocacy. SPC is committed to increasing awareness about depression and other mental illnesses, the warning signs of suicide, and the need for professional treatment.

Members of SPC include local area teen-agers and representatives from PrairieCare, Central and Priority Pediatrics, Penticoff Community Counseling, Inc., Fuerst Child and Family Psychological Services, Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury, P.A., Sentier Psychotherapy, Washington County Teen Health Fund and Youth Service Bureau, Inc.

For information and pre-registration see www.suicidepreventioncollaborativemn.org and click on news and events.

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