Tuesday Recipe: Stride to Save Lives
Join the Oswego community on Saturday, September 30th for the 7th annual Stride to Save Lives 5K Fun Run and Walk. This is recognized as one of the most moving events of the year. It brings people who have lost loved ones to suicide together and provides families, friends and community members with support. The Stride to SAVE Lives event will be raising money in order to help prevent any more losses from suicide through a few different ways. One way is through educating the community on the signs of mental illness and ways to get help for those suffering from it as well, actively trying to end the stigmas surrounding it. Another way is through providing resources and support networks for anyone and everyone who needs them. Along with this, raising awareness through remembering those who we have lost and supporting those who are still fighting.
If you are excited and ready to strap on the sneakers; The 5K fun race and walk begins officially at 11:00am starting at the Hewitt Ballroom on SUNY Oswego’s campus. But the festivities begin at 9:00am with registration for the 5K as well as a Kids Zone area, musical performances, a chance to buy into the 50/50 raffle and more. At 11:00am sharp, the 5K will begin. Even if you are not interested in running or walking, you can still attend! There will be refreshments, tabling of different campus and non campus resources as well as reflections happening at 11:30am . Once the 5K has completed, runners, walkers and guest from all over are invited to attend the headlining musical performance by the Ghost Town Ramblers beginning promptly at 12:00pm. The big raffle drawings will be chosen at 1pm, so make sure to have your tickets ready.
What a better way to support your Oswego family than coming out and being a part of one of the most moving events on campus. This is an experience you are not going to want to miss. For more information about this event or how to pre-register for the 5K please feel free to log onto their website.
Written by Peer Educator, Kayla Murphy.