Taking a walk for mental health in Alexandria
The walk was held in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
ALEXANDRIA – The temperature may not have been that warm, but the sun was shining down on those participating in this year's annual Mental Health Walk. The event took place Friday, May 20, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Dozens participated in the event, walking along Broadway Street in Alexandria. Walkers started at the Vikingland Community Support Program office at 1106 Broadway, stopped in front of the Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway, for a photo and then walked back to Vikingland CSP. Food trucks were on hand afterward for those who participated.
Each person who walked in the event got a T-shirt with the statement, "Do not give your past the power to define your future" printed on the back.
The event, targeted to help stomp out the stigma of mental health, was sponsored by the Douglas County Local Advisory Council and Vikingland CSP.