Run 2 Save Our Youth returns to Livonia City Hall

B9322249158Z.1_20160520113159_000_G7NEEG8EA.1-0Run 2 Save Our Youth, the ninth annual 5k run/walk, 10k run and Family Fun Fest, will be held Saturday, June 4, at Livonia City Hall.

The run is sponsored by Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition and the Livonia Police Department, with all proceeds going toward substance abuse prevention activities in Livonia and the greater community.

“The run is a celebration of substance abuse prevention awareness in our community” said Karen Bonanno, executive director for the coalition. “This event allows the prevention conversation to continue, which can lead to treatment and recovery as necessary and will hopefully act as a catalyst to remove the stigma associated with addiction.”

LSOY is a coalition designed to educate the community regarding the health and safety of young people, with a focus on alcohol and other drugs. The group includes parents, teens, educators, health care workers, law enforcement, the faith community and substance abuse professions.

All residents are invited to attend the monthly coalition meetings to share information about substance abuse issues in our neighborhoods. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 p.m., in the Livonia City Hall Annex conference room.

Run 2 Save Our Youth registration follows a certified course and is professionally timed. Registration includes T-shirts, awards to first-place finishers (overall and in age groups), and much, much more.

In addition to the run, the event includes a Kids Fun Run, a Family Fun Fest with food, live music, kids’ games including a bounce house, a Tin Can Raffle and a Sponsor Expo tent. This year, a Safe and Sober Rally will be included in the fun.

Registration is ongoing. Information can be found at www.livoniasaveouryouth.org or by calling 734-338-9580.

Source: Hometownlife, O&E, at 12:07 a.m. EDT May 22, 2016 <http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2016/05/22/livonia-hosts-youth-run/84650578/>