5K Run/Walk of Suicide Prevention

Location

Thuderbowl
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
81001 Pueblo , CO
United States
38° 18' 36.6192" N, 104° 34' 10.7976" W
Colorado US
Event Date: 
Jun 9 2018 - 9:00am
Contact: 
Samson Mutua
Email: 
s.mutua@pack.csupueblo.edu
The public is invited to register for a 5k run/walk to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention in the Pueblo community on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event starts at 9:00AM at the Thunderdome on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus 2200 Bonforte Boulevard. CSU Pueblo's School of Nursing is hosting a 5k to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention in the Pueblo community. Suicide is an individual, family, and community public health crisis with more than 40,000 people dying preventable deaths in the US every year. Most people are not aware of how to confidentially help someone in distress. Majority of Suicide victims lack support and awareness on where and when to seek help. Due to the high rate of teen and youth suicide in the local Pueblo community, the School of Nursing at CSU-Pueblo would like to hold an event with the aim of spreading awareness of the issue and raising money that can be used to implement ideas with the goal of lessening this tragic occurrence in the community.