Virtual Wellness Walk Saturday, May 1

Story by Kaia Monaco – Staff Reporter

To promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in the community, Lee’s Summit CARES, in partnership with the LSR-7 high schools, annually hosts a wellness walk. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be conducted virtually this year. 

This year’s Virtual Wellness Walk will be held Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to walk one mile or 2,500 steps in their neighborhoods, or even their homes, to support the cause. 

Walkers will wear different colored shirts to show exactly why they support the cause: yellow shirts for those who have lost someone, green shirts for those who struggle, and purple shirts for those who support suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Participants are encouraged to share pictures they take during the walk and tag @LeesSummitCares for their photos to be featured on their website. 

Those interested can sign up on the Lee’s Summit CARES Facebook page.

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