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9/25/2012 2:46:00 PM
Jacob Sikel family to participate in Color Dash

When Jacob Sikel commuted suicide his family was left wondering why and then they began wondering what could be done to help prevent another family from suffering the pain they felt.

"My brother said the pain was just too much bear and we decided to do something to not only help the survivors of suicide but also those who may be thinking about it," explained Jacob's aunt, Darcy Roemhildt. "We started looking into programs that we could bring to the area to raise awareness about suicide."

The family found The Yellow Ribbon Program and started Open Arms, a chapter of the program. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides education, training and support to bring suicide awareness into schools and communities.

"In a few months we'll go to the training and then will be able to start doing education programs in local schools," explained Darcy.

The Open Arms group has done fundraising with Buffalo Wild Wings and last Saturday hosted a bike and vehicle run to raise money for the group. "We have been amazed with the amount of support we have received from local citizens and businesses to help launch Open Arms."

On Saturday September 29, Team Jacob will participate in the Color Dash in Owatonna. The proceeds from the the run will go towards making a video focused on suicide prevention. "We thought it was a great chance to raise awareness of Open Arms as well as support suicide prevention and education."

Read the rest of the story in the Star Herald.


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