300-plus turn out for Stride to Prevent Suicide

Making strides at Spring Park

ABOVE: More than 300 people took part in the Stride to Prevent Suicide 5K at Spring Park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation. Executive Director Kimberly Brackins said the organization did not get to hold the event last year because of COVID-19 so “it was a real shot in the arm” that so many people came to participate this year. Marilyn Elliott (seated), the widow of Dr. Robert Elliott, her son and daughter also participated in the event. The foundation’s goal is to educate the community by “shining a light on the disease of depression.”

LEFT: Former Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe releases a butterfly at Spring Park on Saturday after the awards ceremony at the Stride to Prevent Suicide 5K. Brackins said the number of participants may have set a record for the event.

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