During the 5K run/walk, participants passed through several color stations, where they were dusted with dyed cornstarch. The various colors represent the eight strengths from the Sources of Strength wheel: family support, positive friends, spirituality, healthy activities, medical access, mentors, mental health, and generosity. The eight strengths are factors that research has shown are protective against suicide risk.
After finishing the 5K, participants were welcomed with a complimentary pancake breakfast, snacks, and beverages by the Raymond PTO. The event was a huge success and we are excited to offer this again in 2020!