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Walk, run planned to erase suicide stigma

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We have cancer walks and we have memorial runs, but this weekend, Hastings will hold its first suicide walk.

It's called the Waffle Walk, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Hastings Country Club. The walk/run event is an effort coordinated by a few Hastings people - Laura Gustafson, Erica Bauer and Chris Caulkins.


Each has their own reasons for giving voice to suicide awareness, but they all share a desire to remove the stigmas surrounding it.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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