Tomorrow marks the sixth annual Defeat Depression Run/Walk here in Thompson.
Registration for the event is set to start at 11:00am near the Thompson Clinic (in the Plaza), with the run/walk starting up around noon.
Stephanie Third, from the Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba Burntwood region, spoke to Arctic Radio News and said that it’s not too late to participate. She said that there is a $25.00 registration charge which will get you a swag bag at the start of the race. Third added that you are also able to raise funds on top of that registration fee.
Realizing that the registration fee may present a barrier to some participating, Third said that if you’d like to take part without paying the fee or raising funds, you can simple show up and run/walk with everyone.
All of the money that is raised will be divided between the local Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba region and the Hope North Suicide Prevention Committee.
Organizers say that they are still looking for volunteers to serve as crossing guards for the event. Those interested in volunteering are asked to show up at 11:30 for information and set-up.
If you’d like more information on the event, you can click here.