A large contingent of community volunteers, including the Kootenai County Democrats, joined the community in support of this important community event organized by the Region 1 Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN). Over 800 folks registered for the SPAN Walk to highlight suicide prevention in our community, and 550 people completed the 5K event. As a major financial sponsor of the event, the KC Dems also recruited fifteen dedicated volunteers to help, passing out snacks and beverages, monitoring the trail, and manning the halfway station.
The Region 1 SPAN organization serves the five northern counties in our state and offers information at www.spanidaho.org/region1. The suicide hotline number is 208-398-4357.
KC Dems are proud to step up to support this issue—with our money and our time.
By Cathy Kraus, Chair of KCDCC Community Outreach Committee