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Annual walk a mile in my shoes event

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Walk. Most people do it everyday and today was an exceptionally beautiful day for spending time outdoors.

Eldridge Park was a hotspot today as  members of the community put their feet to the pavement to raise awareness for a great cause.

The park was covered in a sea of blue this afternoon as local residents gathered for the 13th Annual "Walk a Mile in My Shoes Suicide Prevention Walk". 

Today, young and old and even a few dogs, joined in on the celebration to promote change and inspire hope.

In addition to raising awareness, the walk, also doubles as a fundraiser. Every dime that is raised goes towards prevention and training programs to benefit those in Chemung County.

The event continues to grow each year. What started off with a crowd of 500 has more than doubled over the past decade. Organizers believe this years event exceeded more than 1500 people.

If you wish to be among the sea of blue next year, or you simply want to learn about the cause, click here

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