Scores of people took to the streets of Vermillion Saturday morning to help raise awareness about mental health.
The Nikki’s Fund 5k run/walk is an annual event that promotes suicide prevention awareness in honor of Nikki Harris who passed away 11 years ago. Janine Harris, Nikki’s mother, started the run in 2006.
Lost and Found, the group that ran the event this year, was created to be a student organization that connects people who have had thoughts of suicide with resources to help them. This was the first year Nikki’s Run was organized by the group.
“It brings people together who have been affected by (suicide),” said Anna Bonnstetter, a freshmen member of Lost and Found. “It brings awareness to people so that it (suicide) doesn’t happen.”
Video by Clay Conover.