MARQUETTE — COVID–19 hasn’t stopped the Marquette County Health Department from holding a walk for a noble cause.

The Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk has gone virtual this year. Even though participants aren’t meeting face–to–face this year, the cause is too important to pass up.

“Ultimately, we decided that it was so important to people,” said Sarah Derwin, Health Educator for the MCHD. “A lot of people look forward to this every year, so even if it was a little different, I think for people to still be connected with us on our Facebook page, have a t-shirt for our local walk, and some of our resources that we were still able to give, we thought that it was still important to do something.”

The virtual walk is going on until this Saturday. Between sponsors and participants, roughly $4,000 has been raised.

If you would like to participate, visit the Facebook event page here.

Organizers are encouraging participants to share photos and videos of themselves walking to their Facebook page.

If you or a loved one needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273–8255.