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Walk for Awareness to be held Saturday

MARQUETTE — Community Action Alger-Marquette has announced a new community event centered on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ National Prevention Week, May 9-15, culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders.

Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

This year CAAM is organizing a Walk for Awareness for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 along the multi-use path between Mattson Lower Harbor Park and Picnic Rocks. Local organizations and nonprofits such as Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Pathways, United Way and others have been invited to set up tables along the route with informational materials, resources, handouts, and more.

There will be signs along the path promoting mental health, substance misuse, suicide and poverty awareness with links to resources and help.

Wearing awareness shirts, masks, ribbons, pins, hats and other items is encouraged.

For more information, contact Amanda Bonesteel at 520-403-5627 or mboneste@nmu.edu. The link to event is a https://www.facebook.com/events/501378084562301/ while the link to the CAAM website is https://www.communityactionam.org/.

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