5K walk raises money for veteran suicide prevention education

Published: Jan. 19, 2019 at 5:28 PM CST
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A local Bismarck program designed to help veterans recover from the field is receiving new funding thanks to the help of a 5K walk.

The Military Occupational Stress program is now able to plan an educational trip with the money raised during the Edgewood walk, at the mall Saturday morning. MOS focuses on Veteran suicide prevention education and Stephanie Geiger, a VA counselor, wants others to know there's help.

"Take it to their families and say: 'Listen, this is what's going on. I need some help and I want you to know where I'm at.' That's what we're doing," said Stephanie Belohlavek-Geiger, veteran service officer.

More than 200 people came to support the cause and more than $2,500 will help print supplies for families of someone who is just returning home.