A heartfelt thank you to the greater Yankton community for your support of our third annual Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk. Our deep appreciation to our event sponsors:

• Partners — Thrivent Financial/Trinity Lutheran Church, Wells Fargo, Marquardt Transportation, Yankton School District, United Way of Greater Yankton, Embroidery & Screen Works, Riverfront Broadcasting;

• Advocates — Kolberg Pioneer; Supporters — Olson’s Pest Technicians, Avera;

• Friends — Baumann Dentistry, Vision Care Associates, Wayne & Lori Ibarolle, Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Yaggie’s, MT & RC Smith Insurance, Dennis & Carol Breck, Samuel Garrity Memorial, Yankton Sertoma Club, Dakota Plains Ag Center, Larry’s Heating & Cooling, Edward Jones, Yankton Medical Clinic, First National Bank of Omaha, First Dakota National Bank, Luken Memorials, Yankton Morning Optimists.

Thank you to the City of Yankton and Yankton Parks and Recreation Department for your invaluable assistance. We are truly grateful for the many wonderful volunteers who helped make our event a success. A special thanks to Marc Bies and Doug Pesicka for serving as our event emcees and Jenny Noteboom for your heartfelt message. A sincere thank you to Thrivent Financial for starting our event off in the best way possible by providing breakfast for all who attended.

Thank you to the terrific media outlets in Yankton — Press & Dakotan, The Observer, 5 Star Communications, Riverfront Broadcasting, and Saga Communications — for your outstanding coverage of our event; and to the following businesses — Larry’s Heating & Cooling, First National Bank, Services Center Federal Credit Union, and Mayer Signs — for sharing our event information on your video boards. We are grateful to Gurney Landing LLC for providing parking space for our event.

Lastly, a special thank you to all who attended our event and to the many individuals who made donations. Through your generosity, we are honored to partner with Helpline Center, United Way of Greater Yankton, and Yankton School District to continue providing a crisis texting line for students in the Yankton School District and to expand suicide prevention efforts in our community. You have helped provide hope, help and healing in our great community, and we are truly grateful.

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