One of my favorite bosses sadly passed away from suicide and I still think about him often. He was a great guy with everything to live for and I miss him dearly.

Suicide Prevention has become a cause of mine and other Tri-Citians are coming together for the Take Strides virtual suicide prevention awareness walk that kicks off tomorrow on October 29th.

If you'd like to participate, Take Strides Tri-Cities has made it very easy for everyone to participate and give to a great cause. Take Strides released a press release with all the details on the event:

Community members are encouraged to register and participate in the Take Strides Tri-Cities virtual suicide prevention awareness walk. Starting tomorrow, October 29 through Sunday, November 1, people can share pictures of themselves walking or running around their neighborhood, on a treadmill, or wherever else they choose with the goal of raising awareness and remembering those we’ve lost to suicide.

Participants are encouraged to register for free at

Participants can use the hashtag #TakingStridesTC on social media to share pictures of their walk, and each day will have a different theme for which participants can dress. To kick-off the event, free goodie bags are available for pick-up TODAY, October 28 from 4:00-7:00 PM at 8697 West Gage Blvd. in Kennewick.

For more information on the event, contact event organizer, Chandra Markel, at

I remember my boss Roger fondly and anyone who's ever lost someone to suicide, this is a way you can help educate and help bring awareness to the plight of many who suffer unknowingly to the rest of us.

102.7 KORD logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

READ ON: Here's how to apply for rent relief

More From 102.7 KORD