Walk a Mile in My Shoes Thursday

MARQUETTE — Thursday, there will be a community event and walk, starting at the Marquette Commons, called Walk a Mile in My Shoes, designed to increase awareness of the stigma associated with requesting help with mental illness as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m., with the walking portion taking place between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Participants will head west on the multi-use pathway, crossing Fourth and Fifth streets, turning around at Seventh Street and returning to the Marquette Commons using the same route.

The walk is to occur exclusively on the multi-use pathway and participants are to follow the rules of the road; however, the public is asked to be aware of and considerate toward people crossing the street.