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‘Danbana Dash’ funds suicide prevention

October 31, 2014

Organizers of the “Danbana Dash,” Paul Gerbec and Kelly Brenna, presented a check to the board members of St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP).

On behalf of Gerbec, a committee of friends and family organized the second Danabana Dash that was held in September.

SCVRJP provides services to support survivors and prevent suicide. The funds generated from the event were provided by the donations of local businesses and generous individuals.

Family and friends participated in the Danbana Dash 5k, family fun events and bean bag tournament. The day included raffle drawings and door prizes. Survivors also had the opportunity to post photos of loved ones and pick up information related to local suicide support and prevention efforts.

The donation by the Danbana Dash will provide support and services for area survivors. SCVRJP is hosting a training a circle at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Hudson Police Department. The evening’s topic will be reducing stigma of suicide. If you need additional information, please contact Kris Miner at 715-425-1100 or scvrjp@gmail.com.