Improve Norwich Now To Co-host Recovery And Wellness 5k

By: Zachary Meseck

NORWICH – Members of Improve Norwich Now met Wednesday to discuss upcoming events, including “Chenango’s Recovery and Wellness Glow 5k Run/Walk” to be held next month.

The 5k’s registration opens at 6:30 p.m., and the race begins at 7:30 p.m. on September 21 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds. The event will be hosted by the Suicide Prevention Coalition and Improve Norwich Now, and it will be part of the Run Chenango Series.

According to Improve Norwich Now Co-Founder Pastor Jen Westervelt, the Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition (CCSPC) was formed in 2014 and functions as an entirely volunteer organization.

Westervelt said CCSPC members are working to mobilize the community to take an active role in suicide prevention, and by working together with the community to provide suicide prevention training and the coordination of suicide prevention resources. The goal is to minimize the impact of suicide on people and communities of Chenango County.

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