Summer 2008: Reception for Alive Campaign for Suicide Prevention

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

UAA's Native Students Services is hosting a welcome reception today for five bicyclists of the Alive Campaign for Suicide Prevention. The cyclists left Waco, Texas, on May 15 to raise funds for the campaign by riding all the way to journey's end in Anchorage.

The mission of the Alive Campaign, according to its Web site, "is to promote awareness for suicide prevention and depression through progressive ideas and actions; to include charity, educating the public, and combining both national and international resources in a unified effort to prevent suicide [and finally] to open a forum and build a community on which discussion can occur on the issues of suicide and depression."

The five riders have been biking between 40 and 100 miles (65-160 km) each day, five to six days a week. You can read their blog and learn more about the Alive Campaign at

Today's reception is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the offices of Native Student Services, Rasmuson Hall 108.

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