SPAN: “Break the Silence” Awareness Walk for Suicide Prevention

SPAN: “Break the Silence” Awareness Walk

Event Organizer: SPAN of North Idaho
Event Location: Riverstone Park
Event Date: Saturday, September 12th
Event Time: 9 am-12 pm
Event Cost: Free to walk, fee for an event shirt

The KC Dems are a major sponsor for North Idaho SPAN’s (Suicide Prevention & Action Network) “Break the Silence” 5K Walk. The walk helps to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic both nationally and locally. The walk also raises funds to help those in our community who have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide.

Idaho is typically in the top 5 states with the highest suicide rate, and in 2017 Coeur d’ Alene had the 3rd highest rate of suicide in the state with 57 people dying by suicide. Sadly, 2018 statistics will probably prove to be even higher. KC Dems are very proud to be a sponsor of this important community event.

If you would like to donate to this cause, volunteer for the walk, or learn more about the walk, please contact Cathy Kraus, Community Outreach Chair, at 208-818-3030 or catk1994@gmail.com.