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Connect-Communicate-Care 5k run, walk or yoga set for Sept. 10

Published: August 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Connect-Communicate-Care 5k run/walk or yoga will be held Sunday, September 10 at 6 - 9 p.m. at Zion Christian Retreat & Nature Center, 73999 Reservoir Hill Rd., Suite A, Flushing, Ohio 43977.

To raise awareness of suicide prevention & mental health wellness, a 5k race and/or yoga followed by a light the lake ceremony will be held to honor our loved ones who died by suicide AND anyone struggling with mental health wellness. You are NOT alone!. There's something for everyone here.

This is not your typical, prize-awarding 5K. Random people crossing the finish line will receive awards. At certain times, when a person crosses the finish line, they will be given an award to represent a mental health or suicide statistic. A few statistics include:

Approximately one million people commit suicide each year worldwide, that is one death every 40 seconds.

Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year

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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth in the U.S.

22 veterans commit suicide everyday

Cost to participate is $10. All monies raised will be set aside to continue this event every year.

Any monetary donations will be accepted.

Make checks payable to The Zion Foundation.


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