September is National Suicide Awareness Month and to help raise awareness the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) is having their third annual Wings of Hope 5K Walk.

It's at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point on Saturday, September 16th.You can register on-site beginning at 11 am at the South Pavilion and the walk will begin at noon with a release of butterflies in the Remembrance Garden.

You can put painted rocks honoring the memory of loved ones in the garden and there will be a candle and shrine area to remember those who have passed. During the event, there will be speakers, music and poetry performances. Several area agencies will have information on services available in our community.

You can pre-register here for a suggested donation of $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. To find out more about MHAST, go here.