Hazelden Publishing Sponsors the 2016 Stomp Out Suicide 5K
Featuring BOB FM Personality Paul Thomas and Keynote Speaker Maureen Underwood, Author of Lifelines
5th Annual Alissa M. Haines’ Stomp Out Suicide 5K Run/Walk for Awareness
Saturday, August 20, at Goodview Park, Wyoming, MN
Maureen Underwood, L.C.S.W. author of Hazelden’s Lifelines® Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention curriculum, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Stomp Out Suicide 5K event, which will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Underwood will speak to hundreds of runners and walkers, including suicide survivors and mental health activists, as they gather to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention at the 5th Annual Alissa M. Haines’ Stomp Out Suicide 5K Run/Walk for Awareness, sponsored by Hazelden Publishing. Hazelden will be on-site to share prevention information and walk with participants.
Registration for the 5K is now open
Online registration for this event, available at stompoutsuicide.org, closes on Saturday, August 13 at midnight. Same-day registration will be available at the park.
Proceeds raised at this 5K and family fun day will benefit Stomp Out Suicide, a local nonprofit agency based in Wyoming, MN. Last year, over 1,800 people participated and over $45,000 was raised.
The 5K run/walk takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. check-in and registration) at Goodview Park in Wyoming, MN. The event includes entertainment and activities for the whole family, such as:
· DJ and live music
· A kids’ area with face painting, bounce houses, clowns, costumed characters and more
· A silent auction and raffle featuring amazing goods and services for adults and children
· Food stands
· A balloon release and memory line to honor loved ones lost to suicide
· A resource fair chocked full of information about suicide awareness and mental health resources from several local organizations, including Hazelden
· A short keynote speech from Maureen Underwood, L.C.S.W. author of Hazelden’s Lifelines
Register online at stompoutsuicide.org
Individuals or teams may register for the event online at our website, stompoutsuicide.org, until midnight Saturday, August 13. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children 16 and under. Register by August 13 and you’re guaranteed a race T-shirt. Shirts will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for same-day registrations done at the park.
About Stomp Out Suicide
Stomp Out Suicide was created out of love and hope in memory of Alissa M. Haines, a 15-year-old Wyoming, MN, resident who died by suicide December 29, 2011. Proceeds raised by the organization fund suicide awareness and mental health materials and events in the local Wyoming and greater Minnesota area. To learn more, visit www.stompoutsuicide.org or email email@example.com.
About Maureen Underwood, MSW, LICSW
A nationally recognized 30-year expert in youth suicide prevention, Maureen Underwood focuses on schools and best-practice programs that enhance overall student outcomes. She is co-developer of the evidence-based LIFELINES: A Suicide Prevention Program, and is co-author of Managing Sudden Traumatic Loss in the Schools. Since 1987, Maureen has addressed cluster suicide among youth populations, where she applies latest research and CDC containment recommendations to develop real-world protocols, policies and programs that are grounded in best practice, yet fully relevant to school settings. Maureen is active in forging collaborative relationships between educational and community-based systems. She provides training, consultation on policy development, and assistance in school-based crisis management; is author of the National Association of Social Work’s policy statement on adolescent suicide; and is a past charter member of her state’s Governor’s Council on Youth Suicide Prevention.
About the Lifelines curriculum
The complete Lifelines Trilogy is based on over 20 years of suicide-in-youth research that indicates an informed community can help to prevent vulnerable teens from ending their lives. To date, SOS has funded Lifelines implementation for 10 Minnesota school districts, including training for more than 200 teachers and school staff. Funding for this ongoing initiative is provided, in part by the annual SOS 5K.
About Hazelden Publishing
Hazelden Publishing is the leading publisher for evidence-based programs aimed at providing today’s youth with strategies to prevent or stop risky behaviors, including alcohol and other drug use, bullying and cyber bullying, dating violence and suicide. To learn more, visit the Hazelden Publishing website or contact Ann Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. Learn more at www.HazeldenBettyFord.org.